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Honoring security guard Erik Silva, who died in 1 October

Posted at 6:42 AM, Oct 02, 2020

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The mother of a security guard who was killed on 1 October says her son gladly gave up his life to save others.

Erick Silva was working during the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Oct. 1, 2017.

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He put himself in harm's way and directed thousands of people to safety.

Silva's mom attended a ceremony for Spanish speakers yesterday. She says her son always put others first.

Silva's mom says she finds peace in knowing her son died doing what he loved the most - helping others.