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Family needs help to lay slain Walmart hero to rest

Las Vegas Walmart where Jospeh Wilcox was slain
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The family of Joseph Wilcox, the gun owner who tried to intervene after the Las Vegas killers entered a Walmart only to be ambushed by the female as he confronted the male, faces the burden of financial worries in addition to their grief, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Monday.

His mother, Debra Wilcox, has no money to pay for his funeral.

A Wilcox Memorial Fund has been set up at Wells Fargo, the story reports.

“Those who wish to contribute to the Joseph R. Wilcox Memorial Fund can do so using account number 8485852688,” it advises. “Donations to the Wilcox family also can be made from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday morning at Dunkin’ Donuts, 10100 S. Eastern Ave., Henderson; or at Dunkin’ Donuts, 6935 N. Durango Drive.”

Additionally morning radio hosts “Mark and Mercedes have teamed up with Trauma Intervention Program (TIP) of Southern Nevada, Inc. to raise funds for the family,” the MIX 94.1 website advises.

The radio website gives a slightly different account number: “Joseph Wilcox Fund Wells Fargo Acct # 2688,” using only the last four digits. Wells Fargo customer service advised this correspondent via telephone that those wishing to contribute can go to any Wells Fargo branch nationwide, but should provide the complete account number.

Readers of this column are asked to help if so moved, and as a minimum to take a moment to share the fundraising information with friends and colleagues.

UPDATE: There is also a GoFundMe site where online donations can be made. Per Dan Cannon, editor and publisher at GunsSaveLives, via email:

Yes, it has my endorsement. The fund was setup by the guys at easybakgunclub.com who I've personally spoken to. I have no question that all funds raised (minus GoFundMe's fees) will reach the family.

[Via Russell S]