Culture Beat / January 16, 2020

Texas Church Shooting Hero Receives Medal of Courage

“I feel more as a protector than I do a hero,” Wilson said with the medal around his neck.

“Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Monday presented the state’s highest civilian honor to the 71-year-old man who stopped a gunman in a deadly shooting at a church in North Texas in December, CBS Austin reported. Abbot gave a medal of courage to Jack Wilson, who is the head of the volunteer security team at West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas, near Fort Worth.

"Throughout the event, Abbott called Wilson a hero, a title he has pushed back against in the weeks since the shooting.

”‘I feel more as a protector than I do a hero,’ Wilson said with the medal around his neck. ‘I feel very honored that God allowed me to have that capability to do what needed to be done that particular time.’“

Read more at CBS News.

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