Security guard, 21, killed at Vegas concert mourned as hero

Posted by on October 12, 2017 8:56 pm
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LAS VEGAS — Dozens of fellow “yellow shirt” security guards were among the hundreds of people mourning a Las Vegas man who died helping people escape the deadly Las Vegas concert shooting.

At the funeral Thursday morning for Erick Silva, 21, loved ones and dignitaries hailed him as a hero for helping people climb over a barricade at an outdoor country music festival as the gunman perched high in a casino-hotel tower unleashed more than 1,000 bullets into the crowd.

“Without him and people like him, Las Vegas could not be the entertainment capital of the world,” said Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak.