This story will hopefully renew your faith in humanity. If anyone ever deserved a Presidential Medal of Freedom, it’s hotel security guard Jesus Campos. Campos was the first to approach the gunman at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas and potentially saved many more lives through his heroic actions.
Campos was the first to realize that the killer was on the 32nd floor. Without a weapon, Campos approached the gunman’s hotel room and was shot in the leg through the door. Instead of fleeing, Campos remained outside his room, alerted police, and cleared the floor going door to door.
Despite officers ordering Campos to leave and tend to his wound, he stayed until every person on the 32nd floor had left.
Pretty amazing. Read more details here.
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PAT: Pat Gray for Glenn, and Jeffy here too. You can listen to me now every weekday, Monday through Friday, on TheBlaze Radio Network. Noon Eastern. 888-727-BECK.
Another great story of an American hero is this security guard — the hotel security guard. The guy is unarmed. His name, Jesus Compos. He had no weapon. And he’s the one who finally figured out that the killer was on the 32nd floor. And he approached the hotel room. And the psycho inside fired through the door, hitting him in the leg. Well, he stayed there. Got police involved. When the police approached the room, Paddock fired about 200 rounds through the door at the police officers. So they — they fell back and waited for S.W.A.T. to come. But even though Jesus Campos was wound, been shot in the leg, he continued to go door-to-door to clear the floor to make sure of the safety of the people staying in that hotel on that floor. To make sure that they didn’t become victims as well.
I mean, he — he was so committed, that the police officers had to order him to leave because he was wounded and he needed to be tend to. Pretty amazing.
And then finally, about an hour after Paddock quit firing, the S.W.A.T. team entered the — the hotel room by blowing the doors off with explosives. And that’s when he was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
But what an amazing — what an amazing guy, this Jesus Campos must be.
He said, security professionals in those kinds of venues, whether it’s a bank or a hotel or Disney World, I’m telling you that I don’t think our officers recognized enough for the valuable role that they play in protecting property, people, and even the nation.
That’s for sure.
JEFFY: Tough to argue that.
PAT: Yeah, it sure is. So Campos was well enough to try to leave the hospital not long after the shooting. He wanted to leave right away, even that night, but was kept there by staff and police who wanted to monitor him and just make sure everything was okay. Pretty amazing guy. And deserves an awful lot of credit, just a lot of bravery from that guy.