Club Q hero honored by Red Cross of Colorado

Richard Fierro was honored for his role in stopping the gunman during the Club Q shooting.
Published: Mar. 18, 2023 at 11:37 AM MDT|Updated: Mar. 20, 2023 at 8:47 AM MDT
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DENVER (KKTV) - Richard Fierro, one of the people police say disarmed and took down the alleged gunman the night of the Club Q tragedy, was honored by the American Red Cross Saturday night for his actions.

According to the American Red Cross of Colorado, Fierro received the Lifesaving Military Hero of the Year Award at the organization’s Heroes Soirée. Fierro, an Army veteran, was visiting Club Q with his wife, his daughter and her boyfriend, and family friends in November when shots were fired in the club, killing five. Fierro’s daughter’s boyfriend, Raymond Green Vance, was among those killed.

Fierro downplayed his actions while accepting his award Saturday.

“Everyone in there that night was a hero,” he said.

He was joined Saturday by the same people with him that night at Club Q, two of whom were among the injured.

“Chip was shot twice and he was with his wife who was shot five times and Joann, we weren’t sure if was gonna make it and she’s here tonight celebrating with us,” Fierro said.

To watch a recording of the event, click here.