Gov Abbott honors Texas church hero today

Gov Abbott honors Texas church hero today
Volunteer security member and former deputy reserve sheriff Jack Wilson stopped the shooter at a Texas church. (Source: CNN)

AUSTIN, Texas (KCBD) - Governor Greg Abbott will present the Governor’s Medal of Courage to West Freeway Church of Christ hero Jack Wilson on Monday, January 13th at the Governor’s Mansion. The Governor’s Medal of Courage is given to civilians who display great acts of heroism by risking their own safety to save another’s life. It is the highest award given to civilians by the Governor.

Jack Wilson is the head of the volunteer security team at West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, Texas. When a gunman opened fire on the congregation on December 29, 2019, Wilson jumped into action and fired a single round at the gunman, killing the gunman and preventing further loss of life.

WHO: Governor Greg Abbott

WHAT: Governor's Medal of Courage presentation (B-roll only)

WHEN: Monday, January 13th at 11:00AM CT

WHERE: Governor's Mansion

Front Parlor

1010 Colorado Street

Austin, TX 78701

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