Brett Schwanbeck: Who was this one American of 58 murdered at the Harvest?

Retired Bullhead City truck driver among Las Vegas shooting victims

Brett Schwanbeck, 61, a retired Bullhead City truck driver and grandfather, was among those to die from wounds inflicted in the Las Vegas shooting.

Ryan Randazzo, The Republic |
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Brett Schwanbeck, a retired truck driver and grandfather from Bullhead City, was remembered by relatives this week as an avid outdoorsman always willing to help a family member in need.

Schwanbeck, 61, was among the victims of the Las Vegas shooting Sunday.

His fiancee, Anna Orozco, hid in a dumpster until the gunfire stopped, Carla Van Hoosen, a niece, reported on a GoFundMe page raising money for his immediate family.

In addition to Orozco, Schwanbeck is survived by three children and five grandchildren, according to his family’s social media.

“Brett was a great man that was funny, generous, kind, loving and so full of joy!” Van Hoosen wrote in tribute to her uncle. “He would drive 500 miles to help you if you needed it. He loved his family dearly and cherished lake trips, family gatherings, hunting, camping and spending time with his kids and grandkids.”

According to the GoFundMe page, “Brett was shot in one of the very initial rounds of gunfire as most people still had no idea what was happening around them. After trying to help Brett in between gunfire rounds, Anna was able to find refuge in a dumpster, all while never taking her eyes off Brett.”

Schwanbeck was carried by bystanders to an ambulance, and he was hospitalized at Sunrise Medical Center in Las Vegas. He died of his injuries Tuesday, according to his niece.


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