Home: This is the house in Maryland where Secret Service agent Arthur Huntington is believed to live - he put it up for sale last week
Arthur Huntington has reportedly left the Secret Service in the wake of the sordid scandal.
He never seemed like the type of man to inflict suffering on his wife of nearly two decades, according to those who thought they knew him.
“He wouldn’t do that,” said a female relative who asked that her name not be used. “Not the Arthur that I know. He wouldn’t. They go to church every week.”
“It’s out of character — the Arthur I know, he’s very dedicated to the family, very loyal,” said Teresita Rodriguez, 65, who along with her husband Jose has known Huntington since he was a child.
Relatives said Huntington, 41, never used to date around. And he only had three passions: his wife, their two sons and his job.
While growing up in upstate New York, Huntington went to North Star Christian Academy and attended Roberts Wesleyan College to study criminal justice. He started out working as a security guard at Greater Rochester International Airport, relatives said, until he landed a job as a cop near Tampa, Fla.
Then he climbed even higher — by joining the Secret Service. His devotion to the agency was so great that he turned down a cushy job on former President George H.W. Bush’s private security team in order to keep his high-pressure position protecting the occupants of the White House.
“You could tell he loved it,” said Jose Rodriguez, 60. “There was a real commitment.”
“We hurt for them,” said Richard Lejeune, an assistant pastor. “We hope the best for them and that they are able to weather the storm.”