This is a story of courage that many of us will never get the opportunity to experience. Just thinking about it gives me the chills…in a good way.
What happened in Uvalde, Texas, is the worst catastrophe we’ve seen in a long time. It’s both sad and sickening. There is so much more I could write about what happened on top of what I’ve already mentioned, but I believe there is something worth discussing about that day.
As you are probably aware, it was US Border Patrol agents that killed the shooter that day, not cops. However, the events leading up to that may be the subject of a movie.
The dedication, the love, and the determination of one man that day is what it means to be a father, a husband, and a hero.
Jacob Albarado, a Latino Border Patrol agent, had just sat down for a haircut when his wife, a Robb Elementary School teacher, emailed him and told him what was going on and asked for his help.
“There’s an active shooter,” she said. “Help. I love you.”
Albarado’s barber gave him a shotgun, according to the New York Times, and Albarado then hurried out of the barbershop and sped to the school.
The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week that out of the roughly 150 Border Patrol agents stationed in the area, approximately 80 agents responded to the incident.
“Initially, the Bortac agents couldn’t get into the classroom because of a steel door and cinder block construction,” the report said. “Meanwhile, the gunman … shot at them through the door and walls.”
“The Bortac agents got a master key from the school principal that allowed them to enter the room,” the report added. “One Bortac agent’s shield was hit by rounds upon entering and a second agent was wounded by shrapnel. A third killed the suspect.”
Bill Melugin of Fox News tweeted a photo of the Border Patrol agent’s cap that he was wearing when he killed the assailant.
“This is the hat the elite, veteran BORTAC Border Patrol agent was wearing when he breached the classroom with a tactical team and engaged/killed the Uvalde school shooter, a CBP source tells me,” Melugin tweeted. “Graze wound to head. Many BP agents in Uvalde have kids at the school.”
NEW: This is the hat the elite, veteran BORTAC Border Patrol agent was wearing when he breached the classroom with a tactical team and engaged/killed the Uvalde school shooter, a CBP source tells me. Graze wound to head. Many BP agents in Uvalde have kids at the school. @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/924WCOZjsK
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) May 25, 2022
This man is a hero and the epitome of what it means to be a father and a husband. Without regard for his own life, he rushed to the scene to save his wife. This man deserves a medal for his bravery.