Texas man who shot church gunman receives state’s highest civilian honor

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AUSTIN, Texas (KETK) – Gov. Abbott on Monday presented Jack Wilson with the Governor’s Medal of Courage, the highest civilian honor in the state.

Wilson is a firearms instructor who shot a gunman after he opened fire inside the West Freeway Church of Christ church in White Settlement, near Fort Worth.

Wilson was on the church’s security team and took out the shooter with one bullet to the head, saving countless lives. Sadly, two parishioners were killed in the attack.

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