Predators Honor Nashville Hero James Shaw Before Game 2

posted by Lizette Love - 

The Nashville Preds took on the Jets in Game 2 Sunday night, but what was even more exciting is what happened prior to the game starting!

The Preds took the time to honor a special guest who was in attendance, James Shaw Jr., the man who single handedly tackled and disarmed the Waffle House shooter last week. 4 people lost their lives in the shooting, but if it wasn't for Shaw's brave actions and quick thinking, the outcome could've been MUCH worse.

Shaw participated in some fun pre-game activities outside the Bridgestone Arena AND was presented with a customized jersey by Predators coach Peter Laviolette. That jersey had Shaw's name on the back, and a captain's 'C' on the front!

‪Head Coach Peter Laviolette meets local Waffle House hero James Shaw Jr. before tonight’s game. Shaw will be honored in-game. ‬ ‪#Preds | #WPGvsNSH‬

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During the game, Shaw was also recognized and welcomed with a standing ovation from the entire area full of Preds fans!

Not only did James Shaw quickly end the tragedy at Waffle House that night, he also ramped up a GoFundMe for the families of the victims and everyone affected, raising more than $160k to date!

A TRUE REAL LIFE HERO!

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Lizette Love

Lizette Love

Originally from the West Coast -- I'm 27, Pisces, a mommy, latina. I LOVE Rihanna, Dr. Pepper & tacos. Probably the only person on earth with no tattoos and I carried hot sauce in my bag YEARS before Beyonce made it cool. #swag Read more

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