This federal agent grabbed his barber's shotgun when his wife texted "help" from the Uvalde school, then got his lady, their daughter, and dozens of students to safety ✊
· · May 27, 2022 ·
Facebook / Jacob Albarado

When your wife texts "help," it activate's something in a man's brain that nothing can stop.

You dudes know what I'm talking about. If your wife and kids are in danger, you will stop that danger. Period.

Case in point: This federal agent who literally jumped out of his barber's chair and stormed the school to save his wife and daughter.

Jacob Albarado had just sat down for a haircut when he received the horrifying message from his wife, Trisha, a fourth-grade teacher at the Uvalde, Texas, elementary school, he told the New York Times.

"There's an active shooter," she wrote. "Help," she sent before sending a chilling: "I love you."

He immediately leaped out of his seat, grabbed the barber's shotgun and sped off toward the school.


The other officers at the scene need to take note.

Albarado is a US Customs and Border Protection agent. The school was not in his jurisdiction. He didn't take time to get armor, squads of men, or fancy weapons. He grabbed his barber's shotgun (most Texas thing ever) and WENT TO WORK.

His daughter, a second-grader, was locked inside a bathroom while his wife hid under desks with her students, the Times reported.

When Albarado got there, the officers were milling about trying to figure out how doors work or something like that, so Albarado came up with a plan to get other students out while they took point on taking down the shooter.

He said he entered the wing of the school where he knew his daughter was located, and as he searched for her, began "clearing all the classes in her wing," he told the Times.

Two officers with guns drawn provided cover while two others guided dozens of "hysterical" children and teachers out to the sidewalk, he said.

Everything in this story screams "leader" to me. This guy had a just a shotgun and came from getting his hair cut, but he took point with two officers covering him.

When Albarado finally saw his 8-year-old daughter, Jayda, they embraced, but he kept moving forward to bring more students to safety.

"I did what I was trained to do," Albarado told the paper.

That's a hero.

In a Facebook post just after midnight Wednesday morning, Albarado said one of his daughter's teammates and friends was among the 19 students who were killed.

"I'm so angry, saddened and grateful all at once. Only time will heal their pain and hopefully changes will be made at all schools in the U.S. and teachers will be trained & allowed to carry in order to protect themselves and students," he wrote.

There's still so many details swirling about what happened. We know so little about the chain of events.

But as we wait for the truth to come out, I'm glad that a man like Albarado was there. ✊

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