Texas Volunteer Security Guard: ‘Evil Exists and I Had to Take Out an Active Shooter in Church’
The man who stopped further bloodshed in a dramatic and bold action on Sunday is seeking office on a conservative platform
“I just want to thank all who have sent their prayers and comments on the events of today. The events at West Freeway Church of Christ put me in a position that I would hope no one would have to be in, but evil exists and I had to take out an active shooter in church,” wrote Jack Wilson, 71, in a dramatic post to his campaign page on Facebook on Sunday.
He also requested prayers for the victims on Sunday and their families.
Wilson took bold and careful action against a violent individual who opened fire inside the West Freeway Church of Christ in Tarrant County, near Fort Worth, Texas, on Sunday, during a faith service.
At the time, Wilson was on duty as a volunteer security officer.
He drew his weapon — and killed the assailant within seconds.
Meet Jack Wilson.
When a terrorist gunman opened fire at his church, the 71-year-old drew his firearm and squeezed off a single round, striking the moving shooter in the head from 50 feet and ending the potential massacre in roughly 3 seconds.
This man is a hero. pic.twitter.com/Ay9hVf8tFe
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) December 30, 2019
“Wilson’s aim wasn’t surprising, given his background,” noted The Washington Examiner. “He was president of On Target Firearms Training Academy until 2016, worked as a deputy sheriff, and is currently running to be a county commissioner for the third precinct.”