Man Who Shot Church Gunman Gets Highest Texas Civilian Honor

Abbott gave Jack Wilson the Governor’s Medal of Courage during a ceremony in Austin, calling him a hero for stopping the shooter at a church in the Fort Worth-area town of White Settlement.

  • Published 13 January 2020

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Greg Abbott gave Texas’ highest civilian honor to a 71-year-old man who shot and killed an armed attacker at a church in December. Abbott gave Jack Wilson the Governor’s Medal of Courage during a ceremony in Austin, calling him a hero for stopping the shooter at a church in the Fort Worth-area town of White Settlement. Wilson, a firearms instructor who trained the West Freeway Church of Christ’s volunteer security… Read at AP News