Meet Jack Wilson, Texas Church Security member who saved countless lives

January 1, 2020 / 863 views

This is Jack Wilson. He's the man who helped save countless lives in a Texas church when a gunman opened fire. Wilson was carrying concealed, brandished his piece, and took out the suspect in a matter of seconds. Unfortunately, the suspect did take the lives of two others. However, it could have been much worse as many people sat there unarmed, unprotected, and facing the worst moment of their lives.

Wilson is a former deputy sheriff reserve.

CNN reported more on the situation in Texas and how Jack Wilson responded.

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The volunteer security team member who fatally shot a gunman in a Texas church Sunday said he began watching the shooter as soon as he entered the sanctuary.

Jack Wilson, head of security at West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, told CNN affiliate KTVT that he had "eyes" on the man right away.

"After he shot (the two victims), he went and started towards the front of the sanctuary and that's when I was able to engage him, and I fired one round," he told KTVT.

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Wilson didn't say why he was suspicious, but another parishioner told KTVT the man's appearance made her uncomfortable because he appeared to be wearing a wig.

This will be known as one of the "good guy takes out the bad guy" stories that likely ends up being politicized by both sides of the political spectrum. The good thing is lives were saved, the bad thing is that someone thought this was a good idea to harm people and lives were lost. No matter what the method of harm is, the problem lies with the person who wants to do this.

Why do people do the things they do? That might be something we don't ever solve, but we could try.

/ Last Edited by: Frank
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