Murdered on the tarmac.
Jonestown, Guyana, South America.
He wanted to save those captured by cult leader Jim Jones.
The messiah of the Peoples Temple.
A San Francisco evangelist group.
But he failed by order of that Devil.
Becoming the first and only Congressman
to be assassinated in office.
Before Mr. Ryan became a congressman, he was a teacher.
One of my teachers.
He taught me how to drive.
He taught me about politics and politicians.
Took a group of us to a Kennedy rally in 1960.
I would work at a Kennedy election headquarters,
introduced by Mr. Ryan.
As a teacher he treated all students with respect.
Even the ones that did not return that respect.
When around him I felt like a man.
The day he died – I cried.