Update 11:11am: Jack Wilson posted an update on his official Facebook campaign page regarding donations to his campaign. If you’d like to help him win his election, check out his post here.
Jack Wilson, the 71-year-old retired FBI agent and firearms instructor who saved countless lives at West Freeway Church of Christ in Tarrant County, near Fort Worth, Texas on Sunday during a morning worship service is running for office.
Specifically, Wilson is running for a county commissioner seat and the slogan for his campaign is absolutely poetic and perfect, given what he just did for his community and for the nation.
“Make sure your vote is on target,” his campaign slogan read. That was posted on his official campaign Facebook page, which you can view here.
Now, keep in mind this is the man who drew his firearm, under pressure while taking shotgun fire from an assailant, and managed to take down the armed gunman with a single shot to the assailant’s head.
We have a feeling that Mr. Wilson just might win.
According to the Washington Examiner, Wilson’s background is nothing short of impressive and amazing. Hollywood couldn’t have scripted a better and more qualified individual to be working security at that church, at the very time its parishioners needed him the most.
“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,” the report stated.
Wilson issued a response on his Facebook page, confirming that it was, in fact, him who drew his weapon and stopped a potential mass shooting.
“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 exist and I had to take out an active shooter in church,” Wilson wrote.
“I’m thankful to GOD that I have been blessed with the ability and desire to serve him in the role of head of security at the church. I am very sad in the loss of two dear friends and brothers in CHRIST, but evil does exist in this world and I and other members are not going to allow evil to succeed. Please pray for all the members and their families in this time. Thank you for your prayers and understanding.”
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