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From: NvaGvUp
04-Oct-17
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, fine sir!

From The Daily Beast:

"Unarmed Security Guard Took On Las Vegas Killer Stephen Paddock

Jesus Campos found the mass murderer’s location — and drew his fire away from concert goers — before cops or SWAT arrived.

Justin Glawe

10.04.17 4:41 PM ET

LAS VEGAS — Jesus Campos had no firearm when he found Stephen Paddock and approached his room on the 32rd floor of Mandalay Bay on Sunday night.

Paddock, who had rigged cameras in the hallway and on the peephole of the door, saw Campos coming and fired through the door, hitting him in the leg, said Dave Hickey, president of the International Union, Security, Police and Fire Professionals of America. The union represents Campos and hundreds of security guards at Mandalay Bay. When Campos was hit, he radioed casino dispatch and told him his location — and Paddock’s.

“We received information via their dispatch center...that helped us locate where this individual was sequestered,” Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters Tuesday.

Police officers who subsequently approached the room received gunfire and backed off until SWAT responded, Lombardo said.

“We would not have engaged this individual in the time lapse we did without their assistance,” Lombardo later added.

Paddock had somehow blocked stairwell doors leading to the hallway outside of his room, Hickey said, meaning Campos had to take the elevator on his quest to find the source of the gunfire that was killing dozens below. The door to the room itself was also barricaded, Campos found when he tried to open it, just before the bullets came through the door.

About an hour after Paddock quit firing, a SWAT team gained entry to the suite by blowing the doors off with explosives. Paddock was found dead inside from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Without Campos' action, the mass murderer’s rampage that killed 58 people could have been even more deadly.

Hickey lauded Campos’ bravery on Wednesday afternoon.

“I think we need to recognize the position that these officers hold,” Hickey said. “Security professionals in those kind of venues—whether it’s a bank or a hotel or Disney World—I’m telling you that I don’t think that our officers are recognized enough for the valuable role that they play in protecting property, people and even the nation.”

Campos was struck in the right leg where the bullet remains, Hickey said, and will be removed by surgery at a later date. Campos was well enough to try to leave the hospital not long after the shooting, but was kept there by staff and police who wanted to monitor his injury and interview him about his ordeal.

“We just want to make sure that Mr. Campos and all of our officers are recognized for what they do every day, which is protect people,” Hickey said.

On any given shift, 17 of 200 officers at the hotel complex are armed, Hickey said.

Campos likely just had a nightstick, useless against a man who had a military-grade arsenal at his disposal."

From: 70lbdraw
04-Oct-17
That's the guy I want living next door to me when the s**t hits the fan!...one isn't afraid to fight back!

Kudos Mr. Campos!!! And thank you for your service!!

From: JTV
04-Oct-17
Hmmm, just a "security guard" .. a "mall cop" as someone on here put it .... Semper Fi to Campos ....

From: Solo
04-Oct-17
Wow! What a story, Kyle! Jesus Campos preempted the shooter from firing much longer than he did. And caused that idiot to kill himself before he killed dozens, or even hundreds more.

Looks to me that Mr Campos is the biggest hero involved in this horrible massacre.

Thank you for posting this!

From: Shuteye
04-Oct-17
A good guy.

From: Fulldraw1972
04-Oct-17
It's guys like that that make me happy we have good guys in the world.

From: NvaGvUp
04-Oct-17
These security guys are at the low end of the food chain when it comes to what they get paid.

I hope Mandalay Bay gives Mr. Campos a YUGE bonus for his quick thinking, his concern for his fellow man and for his bravery!

Most people would have run away from the fire.

Mr. Campos ran toward the fire!

From: NvaGvUp
04-Oct-17

From: JTV
04-Oct-17
Yes NVA, they are and many are in the line of fire just like regular police or worse even depending on their location ...... Ive known more than one to go above and beyond the call of duty so to speak ... Run into burning buildings, give CPR, fight with crackheads and gang bangers, drug dealers or even get shot at by said punks ... many work hand in hand with the police and with DHS and then dont brag about the escapades and keep it to themselves... these are just some of the unsung heros ...

From: NvaGvUp
04-Oct-17
OMG, freeglee!

I'm giving awesome accolades to a person whose skin color I could care less about!

Must truly SUCK to be you!

From: Solo
04-Oct-17
I'm watching Sheriff Joe Lombardo speak now, and he just confirmed the story here that Kyle posted about Jesus Campos....to a Tee.

What a hero......

04-Oct-17
He's my kind of guy. Truly defines what being an American means

From: sleepyhunter
04-Oct-17
Great story. Thanks NVA.

From: Woods Walker
04-Oct-17

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Now THAT man is a genuine, 100% sheepdog!

From: Shuteye
04-Oct-17
It was reported that the guy was shooting at the fuel tanks with Jet fuel. Fortunately the bullets didn't penetrate the tanks. He had a bunch of Tannerite in his car. I used a small amount of Tannerite and didn't get back the prescribed distance and blew my hat off. That was just a small amount compared to what he had in his car.

From: BIG BEAR
04-Oct-17
Good stuff !!!! Hero !!!!

04-Oct-17
Atta boy...Good to see he along with others are being recognized for their actions!

From: Amoebus
05-Oct-17
Papers today mention that Paddock fired 200 times into the hallway.

From: NvaGvUp
05-Oct-17
Has anyone seen anything about how many rounds Paddock had and/or fired? It must be in the thousands.

From: NvaGvUp
05-Oct-17
Las Vegas police are reporting he had 1,600 rounds still in his car after the massacre was over.

From: 70lbdraw
05-Oct-17
"I hope Mandalay Bay gives Mr. Campos a YUGE bonus for his quick thinking, his concern for his fellow man and for his bravery!"

Or he'll lose his job like many other patriotic Americans that have tried to intervene for the sake of the good! It wouldn't surprise me one bit!

From: gflight
05-Oct-17
70,

He is good because he wasn't armed, if armed they would probably fire him....

From: JTV
06-Oct-17
ttt, for the sake of some of the vultures which I know are circling.... this country would be lost without hero's like Campos ..Semper Fi .... ...

From: Scar Finga
06-Oct-17
JTV X2

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