The temptation to focus attention solely on the perpetrator of horrifically evil acts like the one seen in Las Vegas, where a deranged shooter massacred 58 people and left 515 injured, can sometimes blind us to the victims and their heartbreaking stories.
One such story profiled on Fox News involves a dedicated husband who heroically sacrificed his own life so that his wife could keep hers.
“Sonny Melton, of Paris, Tenn., was protecting his wife when a gunman aiming from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel-casino unleashed a hail of bullets on an outdoor country music festival below,” reports Fox News.
Tom Melton’s wife, Heather, told reporters of her devastation.
“At this point, I’m in complete disbelief and despair,” she said. “I don’t know what to say. Sonny was the most kind-hearted, loving man I have ever met. He saved my life and lost his.”