Help Us Raise $25,000 For the Family of Joe Wilcox, the Hero Who Confronted Vegas Killers

June 11 2014
by GSL Staff
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By now, you’ve probably heard that the pair of suspects (who we will not name) who killed two Las Vegas Metro Police Department officers in an ambush, were engaged by a concealed carrier by the name of Joe Wilcox.

Wilcox was unfortunately killed by the female suspect, who was masquerading as a shopper while Wilcox engaged the male suspect.

Despite the fact that Wilcox was killed, police called him a hero for his actions, and it’s highly likely that his actions resulted in police being able to more quickly engage the pair, resulting in their suicide.

According to the Las Vegas Review Journal,

After the shooting, the couple headed toward a nearby Wal-Mart, where Jerad Miller was confronted by Joseph Robert Wilcox, 31, of Las Vegas. Wilcox was legally carrying a concealed pistol. Wilcox was unaware that Amanda Miller, who was pushing a shopping cart, was involved in the incident and “lying in wait,” the official said.

She slipped behind Wilcox and shot him at close range.

“He had no idea the wife was walking behind him,” the police official said of the murdered man. “This guy (Wilcox) was not some idiot with a gun. To me, he was a hero. He was trying to stop an active shooter.”

It wasn’t immediately clear if Wilcox fired a shot, or if he hit Jerad Miller before he died.

Obviously, Joe’s family must be suffering through this terrible tragedy right now. While they have asked for nothing, and there is obviously no way to put any sort of value on a human life, we are attempting to raise $25,000 to help his family. A donation page has been setup on the crowdfunding website, Go Fund Me to benefit Joe’s family. I can vouch for the page’s authenticity and 100% of the funds will go to Joe’s family once the donation drive is complete. Click here to donate. Over $3,600 has been raised in the first 23 hours alone.

A donation of even $5 would be HUGE. It’s not even so much about the money as it is about the support shown to the family. When they see that hundreds (and hopefully thousands) of people appreciate the sacrifice that Joe made it can’t help but bring about a small amount of positive energy.

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