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Sonny Melton

October 3, 2017
This undated photo shows Sonny Melton, one of the people killed in Las Vegas after a gunman opened fire on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at a country music festival. (Facebook via AP)
This undated photo shows Sonny Melton, one of the people killed in Las Vegas after a gunman opened fire on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at a country music festival. (Facebook via AP)

Sonny Melton, a registered nurse, died while shielding his wife from the gunfire, a friend said.

Melton worked at The Henry County Medical Center in Paris, Tennessee. 

His wife, Dr. Heather Melton, an orthopedic surgeon, was with him when shots were fired. She told WZTV in Nashville, Tennessee, that her husband “saved my life and lost his.” She said her husband was the most kind-hearted, loving man she knew. 

Friend Jeremy Butler told the Paris (Tennessee) Post-Intelligencer that Melton was shielding Heather Melton from gunfire when he was fatally shot.

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