Bill Badger


Age: 78

Summary: retired Army pilot who helped to save people's lives during the Jan. 8, 2011 shooting in a grocery store parking lot that killed six people and injured 13 others including former U.S. Congresswoman Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head at the constituent event for Giffords (the target of gunman Jared Loughner), but he managed to tackle Loughner by helping others to hold him down and disarm him before police arrived (Loughner is now serving seven consecutive life terms in prison), and who later recovered from his wound.

Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Born: March 14, 1936

Died: March 11, 2015

Tucson, Arizona