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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Gives Jack Wilson a Medal for Heroically Stopping Church Shooting
Townhall.com ^ | January 13, 2020 | Julio Rosas

Posted on 01/13/2020 2:11:29 PM PST by jazusamo

Video of ceremony in article at link.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) presented Jack Wilson , the volunteer security guard who stopped a shooting at a church in December, with the Governor's Medal of Courage to honor his heroic actions on that tragic Sunday.

Wilson used his SIG P229, that was chambered in .357 SIG, to take down a shooter who used a shotgun to kill two church members in the attack at West Freeway Church of Christ. Wilson only used one round to kill the gunman. The incident was caught on the church's livestream and showed the attack was stopped within six seconds.

"What we do know is that so many lives were saved because of Jack Wilson's quick action. His calmness under pressure and, above all else, his courage and his willingness to risk his own life to save the lives of others," Abbott said at the medal ceremony on Monday.

"When faced with an evilness that few of us can ever comprehend, Jack Wilson responded with strength, with bravery, and with love for those in the church that day. That is the kind of man that Jack Wilson is," he said, adding, "Jack, I know that you have been reluctant to accept the label of being called a hero, but that is exactly who you are."

.⁦ @GovAbbott ⁩ presenting the Governor’s Medal of Courage to the White Settlement hero Jack Wilson.


"I’m thankful to GOD that I have been blessed with the ability and desire to serve him in the role of head of security at the church. I am very sad in the loss of two dear friends and brothers in CHRIST, but evil does exist in this world and I and other members are not going to allow evil to succeed," Wilson has previously stated about the shooting. "Please pray for all the members and their families in this time. Thank you for your prayers and understanding."


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; banglist; churchshooting; governorabbott; gregabbott; jackwilson; medalofcourage; nra; secondamendment; texas
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Thank you Mr. Wilson, this is a well deserved award.
1 posted on 01/13/2020 2:11:29 PM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

A very deserving reward.

JoMa


2 posted on 01/13/2020 2:14:27 PM PST by joma89 (Buy weapons and ammo, folks.)
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To: jazusamo

Standing tall.


3 posted on 01/13/2020 2:14:53 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: jazusamo

A well deseerved and honorable reward!!!!

“Courage” in the face of evil.


4 posted on 01/13/2020 2:17:38 PM PST by caww
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Bravo !
5 posted on 01/13/2020 2:21:42 PM PST by tomkat
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To: jazusamo

“Thank you Mr. Wilson, this is a well deserved award.”

Indeed it is.


6 posted on 01/13/2020 2:23:17 PM PST by rockinqsranch ("Democratic" party sold out to the ICP. It is now the Communist Party USA.)
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To: jazusamo

Wonderful!


7 posted on 01/13/2020 2:27:20 PM PST by livius
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Clearly spent the proper amount of time at the range... One amazing shot to the head... What a great hero... 6-seconds...

Just think of all the children who would be alive today if there had been someone like him in all those attacked schools... Maybe just having someone like him in all those cowardly police groups (who prefer standing around outside until a shooter has run out of ammo or targets) would have saved many lives...


8 posted on 01/13/2020 2:32:01 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is Sam Adams now that we desperately need him)
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Off the Wall Ping!

Contact to be added.


9 posted on 01/13/2020 2:33:44 PM PST by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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“ Wonderful!”
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Indeed - wonderful! And, a clear demonstration of the fruits of practice, muscle memory. A single shot to the head at 50 ft. Wonderful.


10 posted on 01/13/2020 2:36:30 PM PST by snoringbear (,W,E.oGovernment is the Pimp,)
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11 posted on 01/13/2020 2:39:50 PM PST by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: jazusamo

Well deserved.

May my hand be as steady if ever called upon.


12 posted on 01/13/2020 2:43:40 PM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizens Are Born Here of Citizen Parents_Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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Thank you Mr. Wilson, this is a well deserved award.

YES!!! And thank you Governor Abbott!!


13 posted on 01/13/2020 2:44:39 PM PST by Dawgreg
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To: Lurkinanloomin

Bump!

And mine.


14 posted on 01/13/2020 2:46:48 PM PST by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: jazusamo; LUV W

May God continue to richly bless Texas, our Governor and this wonderful hero.


15 posted on 01/13/2020 2:56:22 PM PST by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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Note that Wilson is carrying while he receives the award.

Hey, it’s Texas. When I go to Austin in to the Capital building I see long lines as they wait to go through the metal detectors and x-ray machines. Not me, if you have an LTC and are carrying they have an express line. It’s true, you have a special spot and they let you right through.


16 posted on 01/13/2020 4:57:55 PM PST by isthisnickcool (1218 - NEVER FORGET!)
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My firearms instructor. What a great guy. And salt of the earth.


17 posted on 01/13/2020 5:21:42 PM PST by fwdude (Poverty is nearly always a mindset, which can’t be cured by cash.)
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Was it a Sig 365?


18 posted on 01/13/2020 5:55:45 PM PST by Captain7seas (UN EXIT!)
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To: Jane Long

“....May God continue to richly bless Texas, our Governor and this wonderful hero.....”

AMEN!!!!


19 posted on 01/13/2020 9:46:54 PM PST by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be a liberal when one is dumber than a box of rocks...)
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To: jazusamo

Thank you Mr Wilson for protecting the flock and representing the best of Texas.


20 posted on 01/14/2020 2:56:03 AM PST by eartick (Stupidity is expecting the government that broke itself to go out and fix itself. Texan for TEXIT!)
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