Texas Governor Greg Abbott has announced that he will present church shooting hero Jack Wilson with the Texas Medal of Courage on Monday, January 13 at the governor’s mansion in Austin.
Wilson was the church security team member who shot and killed an active shooter on December 29. The shooting and Wilson’s armed defense of the congregation were captured on video.
On Monday I will present the Governor’s Medal of Courage to man who stopped a gunman in a deadly shooting at a church in North Texas.
It is the highest award given to civilians by the Governor. https://t.co/bhNyGLQygs
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) January 10, 2020
According to KXAN.com . . .
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.
That pretty well sums up what Wilson did that day.