The US Secret Service, which is one of the top bodyguard professionals, do not teach or require their agents to take a bullet for their dignatary. This is an urban legend. What they are trained in, is a complex system where everyone has a duty & responsibility. The #1 guy or the body man's job is to cover & evacuate the dignatary. others. act like football players do on a team, with everyone doing something so the team is successful. For example, some may attack the problem, other will stand fast to combat other attacks, in case of a diversion, the driver drives the limo away etc. A good example of this is when former President Reagan was shot. Some stood fast, some attacked the shooter, the #1 guys grabbed the President, pushing him into the limo (in this case the safe room) & the driver sped away. The driver never leaves the seat of the car. His job is to drive.