According to The Washington Post, George's Father's Day sermon was titled “The Value of MENtoring” and encouraged his congregation to take action against evil.
“Lord,” his final prayer said, “don't let us be content as men to just let life go by, to see the world around us burn. God, instead, help us to get involved.”
After church let out, George, his wife, daughter, and granddaughter went to the Tumwater Walmart and heard gunshots from the back of the store.
The suspect had already stolen one car earlier in the day and, after firing a few rounds in Walmart, attempted to steal a car in the parking lot.
When the car's driver refused, he shot him and then attempted to steal a different car, which is when George moved to have a “safe shot” at the man, who died from his gunshot wounds.
“I carry a firearm for the same reason I carry a first aid bag, hoping never having to use them but being prepared nonetheless,” he said in a statement. ...