Washington - Jewish Community Saddened By The Tragic Death Of Heroic Holocaust Museum Guard
Last updated on: Today 04:27 PM
Washington - The security guard involved in todayâ€™s shooting attack at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. has died of his wounds.
According to a source, the guard, who has been identified as 39-year-old Stephen Tyrone Johns, actually stood in the assailantâ€™s line of fire to take at least one bullet before drawing his own firearm to fire back. He apparently did so to block visitors from the assailantâ€™s gun.
Officer Johns, served on the Museumâ€™s security staff for six years.
VIN News hails the guard as a true heroâ€”now, sadly, posthumously so.
To us, the attackerâ€™s choice of venue makes his gunfire a bullet in the heart of every American Jewâ€”and thus, the guardâ€™s heroic move makes him a champion and defender of Jews of the highest order.
On behalf of the entire American Jewish community, we extend our very deepest and most heartfelt condolences to his family.
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