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Our Heroes

One of the most basic human needs is to feel safe. Allied Universal® security professionals help people, businesses and communities meet that need every day.

Read about our heroes who are commended for their courage, outstanding achievements and noble qualities

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July 20, 2023

With heavy hearts, we announce that Allied Universal lost one of its own, Security Professional Christian LaCour, during the mass shooting in Allen, Texas, on May 6, 2023. According to Allen Police Chief Brian Harvey, Christian “evacuated one individual to safety and was shot while courageously remaining to help others.”

Christian is remembered by family and friends for his kind heart and personality that lit up a room. Please keep the LaCour family and the community of Allen in your thoughts during this difficult time. Read Christian’s obituary here

View an NBC news clip about Christian: Farmersville Man Killed in Allen Shooting Commended for Bravery, Remembered as ‘Absolutely Wonderful' 

A GoFundMe page has been created to assist the LaCour family. To donate or share the link, click here

Two days after the mass shooting in Allen, Texas, CEO Steve Jones issued a statement commending security professionals and calling for the reexamination of how society views and portrays the millions of men and women who work every day to make the world safer. Read the statement here

July 20, 2023

Nate and his German shepherd, Bane, are one of more than 900 MSA Security® Canine Detection Teams working to keep people safe from mass violence and active assailants in public spaces. Since starting their deployment in November 2020, Nate and Bane have identified more than 2,000 firearms.

The pair recently responded to a "shots fired" alert in the mall they patrol. Arriving on scene, they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound and bleeding heavily. While Nate was rendering first aid, the man pulled a firearm on him. Quick-thinking Nate disarmed him and continued medical aid until local law enforcement arrived. Read more in this blog post

MSA Security is an Allied Universal company.

July 20, 2023

While patrolling a commercial real estate client site in San Diego in January 2023, Security Professional Fredrick encountered a man who was not authorized to be in the area. After asking the man to leave, the man rushed at Fredrick and stabbed him multiple times causing critical injuries. The suspect then fled the scene and stabbed three others who were nearby before being arrested by San Diego Police. Fredrick continues to recover with the determination to get back to his post. 

July 20, 2023

Security Professional Jason works at a university in Southern California. During an evening patrol, Jason encountered a visibly distraught student who was acting erratically on a campus rooftop. Jason stayed with the student, summoned help and provided potentially life-saving aid by ensuring the student was safely escorted from the rooftop to receive help

July 20, 2023

On a recent patrol sweep of a west coast hospital emergency department, MSA Security Canine Handler Michael noticed an unattended backpack. Immediately, he and Drago, his German Shepherd partner, approached the bag for a search and cleared the suspicious item within seconds.

The team is a valuable addition to the hospital’s layered security plan and a proactive response to the rise in violence, particularly active shooter incidents, across our nation’s medical facilities. 

As a Firearms Detection Canine Team, Mike and Drago are among MSA Security’s more than 850 Canine Detection Teams deployed across the globe. They are also a company forerunner in addressing the unique security needs of healthcare campuses, patrolling various areas of the hospital to deter and detect firearms or explosive devices. Read the MSA blog post

MSA Security is an Allied Universal company.