Guard who died as he aided escapes buried
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.
Gina Argento, his boss at Contemporary Services Corporation, said that Silva took pride in his work, especially his ability to spot fake wristbands at the major events that he worked at over the last three years.
“We counted on him and he didn’t let us down,” Argento said.