A 62-year-old veteran sacrificed his own life recently to defend the lives of two teens that were being assaulted.
James Farmer Jr. was taking a nap in his car when Dejuan Stamps, a homeless man, attacked two teens on June 16 in downtown Denver, Colorado.
Stamps was shocked when Farmer got out of his car to try and help the girls.
Farmer got out of his car and grabbed a 2×4, said the woman. Farmer was an Army veteran who was unemployed. He was living out of his car while trying to find work.
Farmer was eventually overpowered by Stamps, who proceeded to beat him to death.
Conservative Tribune reports:
KMGH-TV reported that the teens were walking near the Saint Francis Center, a homeless shelter, when Stamps attacked them. Aidan Brown, 18, was knocked unconscious in the attack and required staples in his head.
Brown’s father said his son “surely would’ve died” had Farmer not stepped in when he did.
The 19-year-old woman who with Brown said they did nothing to provoke the attack.
“He just walked across the street towards us and he was walking very fast and aggressively and he just swung,” the woman, who did not wish to be identified, told KDVR. She said Stamps punched Brown and repeatedly kicked him in the head.
Staff members at Saint Francis told KMGH that Farmer often visited the center and frequently offered to help others. Stamps had previously been banned from the center due to his bad behavior.
“That was something that we weren’t surprised to hear that James had done, that as a veteran that he took helping people seriously, and he was the kind of person that would step in,” said Andrew Spinks, development director for the Saint Francis Center.
The victims families praised Farmer for making the ultimate sacrifice.
“He took an oath when he joined the United States Army and promised never to leave a man behind,” the statement said. “He heard someone in need and risked his life to save [the] lives of those teenagers.”
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