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2/26/05-Tyler

Funeral For Tyler Shooting Hero

by the East Texas News

The man who was shot dead after fighting back at Thursday's shooting in Tyler was laid to rest Sunday.

52 year old Mark Wilson's funeral at Lloyd James Funeral Home in Tyler housed not only crowds, but numerous emotions and words of praise. He was killed this past Thursday after trying to take down a gunman who opened fire on the Smith County Courthouse.

Police say, Mark's actions saved one man's life and possibly many others. After Sunday's service, a memorial was held in Mark's memory on the square in downtown Tyler.

More than 300 people came to remember the man who gave his life so that others would be safe.

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