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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Joseph Robert Wilcox, the legally armed man who confronted Las Vegas shooters Jerad and Amanda Miller and was killed in the attempt, was an 31-year-old web designer between jobs, his mother said. "I wish Joseph could see this. That everybody was grateful for what he tried to do," said Debra Wilcox. He had fixed a relative's Internet service and was returning a modem at Walmart Sunday when the fateful encounter occurred. He had talked several times about joining the police, but his mother was against the idea. "I told him I didn't want him to be a cop, because he could go out and get shot," she said.

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The Wilcox family doesn't have the money for his funeral expenses, Debra Wilcox said. A memorial fund has been set up for Joseph Wilcox at Wells Fargo. To contribute, use account number 8485852688.

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So sad to see this.

RIP Joseph.

#1 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2014-06-11 11:05 AM | Reply | Flag:

Don't they all?

#2 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-06-11 11:23 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 2

dim became a cop. so did pete and georgie.

#3 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-06-11 11:44 AM | Reply | Flag:

RIP. I have nothing but respect for this man's sacrifice. He tried to do what he believed was the right thing. And it cost him his life.

#4 | Posted by moder8 at 2014-06-11 12:04 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 4

If he wanted to be a cop he would have had to shoot an innocent person.

#5 | Posted by rearendhat at 2014-06-11 12:42 PM | Reply | Flag:

#4,
You said it better than I. Mod.

#6 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2014-06-11 01:13 PM | Reply | Flag:

I hear they're hiring police in Sanford, Florida.
--George Zimmerman

#7 | Posted by catdog at 2014-06-11 01:49 PM | Reply | Flag:

I have nothing but respect for this man's sacrifice.

Me too.

#8 | Posted by rcade at 2014-06-11 03:30 PM | Reply | Flag:

going to walmart will eventually kill us all...

#9 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2014-06-11 03:41 PM | Reply | Flag:

"The only thing that will stop a BAD GUY with a gun, Is a GOOD GUY with a gun" ...The gun-nuts at the NRA

Unfortunately Mr Wilcox bought into this foolish BS, the sensible move would have been to get as far away from the other gun-nut as fast as possible, he would be alive today

RIP Joe (nothing good EVER comes from guns...NEVER

#10 | Posted by SammyAZ_RI at 2014-06-11 04:34 PM | Reply | Flag:

When I get my CCW I am becoming a secret agent like that dude in Burn Notice.

#11 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-06-11 05:52 PM | Reply | Flag:

The anti-self defense zealots hate this man only because he had a CCW permit, not because he attempted to be involved in protecting and helping others and society.

The only thing the anti-self defense zealots care about is promoting their politics and anti-self defense political campaign managed by billionaires and political elite operatives such as Bloomberg and Feinstein.

#12 | Posted by Robson at 2014-06-11 09:21 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

"anti-self defense"

Oh goody... a new buzz phrase. Are we done with hopolophobe now?

#13 | Posted by REDIAL at 2014-06-11 10:05 PM | Reply | Flag:

I am not sure what is worse, being shot and killed by a girl, or being a web designer.

#14 | Posted by bored at 2014-06-12 12:47 AM | Reply | Flag:

nothing good EVER comes from SAMMYAZ_RI...NEVER

#15 | Posted by rearendhat at 2014-06-12 07:11 AM | Reply | Flag:

#10 | Posted by SammyAZ_RI Unfortunately Mr Wilcox bought into this foolish BS, the sensible move would have been to get as far away from the other gun-nut as fast as possible, he would be alive today...nothing good EVER comes from guns...NEVER

Really, Wilcox and the cop killer are one-in-the-same, just two gun nuts? Were the police that eventually arrived also gun nuts? Since, as you claim, "nothing good EVER comes from guns...NEVER", clearly the police should be disarmed as well.

Criminals are armed with guns in America, and they use them quite frequently, with disregard, because they are criminals, for gun control laws. The police cannot be everywhere, and I like the idea that I can at least make an attempt to protect my family. This guy heroically made an attempt, albeit failed, to potentially save strangers from a murderer. Show some respect, you cowardly worm.

#16 | Posted by babyhuey at 2014-06-12 03:27 PM | Reply | Flag:

#16 Will the commie influence that owns Hollywood and the MSM ever be convinced that honest self sufficient rural Americans that had ancestors on the Mayflower is good for their NY tribe.

#17 | Posted by Robson at 2014-06-12 08:32 PM | Reply | Flag:

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