James Kilcer- Biography
The Marine veteran who valiantly halted the attempted armed robbery at the Arizona business is James Kilcer. When asked how he gained control, Kilcer told CBS News, “The Marine Corps taught me not to [mess] around.”
The Kilcer’s bravery was not forgotten. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office reportedly honored the Marine veteran with the Citizen’s Valor Reward, his office’s “highest award for people whose acts demand recognition.” The award was given for “amazing heroism and remarkable courage when voluntarily going to the help of another citizen during an incident involving criminal conduct at great, life-threatening, personal risk in an attempt to rescue or defend human life,” according to the Sherrif’s Office.
The Marine veteran won the prize while wearing a t-shirt that read “Let’s Go, Brandon,” a reference to the misheard-chant-turned-meme of the same name.
“I turn around to go and leave, kind of walk out, and as I’m turning around, I hear the door kind of open very aggressively,” Kilcer said of the event. The’spidey senses’ tingled a little at that point.
“I noticed two more people without firearms and thought that’s who I’m going to hit.”
“I was about to seize possession of his head and the gun at the same time, but the bag happened to be hefty and tied to me, and it crushed him right in the face.”
The accused fled as a result of Kilcer’s quick action. Two fled, but Kilcer disarmed the gunman and held him until police arrived.
Yuma County Sheriff’s Office posted a surveillance video of his brave acts. Kilcer said how he was able to gain control of the situation: “The Marine Corps taught me not to [mess] around.” The video quickly went viral, with thousands of people congratulating the Kilcer for bravely halting the violent robbery. And the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office honored him this week with a ceremony.
Sheriff Leon Wilmot presented Kilcer with the Citizen’s Valor Award, his office’s “highest award for citizens whose actions merit recognition,” citing his “extraordinary heroism and exceptional courage while voluntarily coming to the aid of another citizen during an incident involving criminal activity at extreme, life-threatening, personal risk in an attempt to save or protect human lif
The Kilcerller arrested a juvenile and lodged him in the Yuma County Juvenile Justice Center on one count of armed robbery and one count of aggravated assault. Officers detained another teenager engaged in the case two days later. There were no reported injuries among the victims. This case is still being investigated.
|Real Name||James Kilcer|
|Age||32 years old (As of 2022)|
|Birthdate||March 15, 1999|
|Height||5 feet 8 inches|
|Net Worth||$1 million|
Body Measurements: Height, Weight, Hair color
He is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs approximately 61 kilograms. James is also a fitness fanatic. He has bright brown eyes and blonde hair.
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