Sonny Melton With His Wife, Heather. He Was Sadly Killed While Covering His Wife During The Las Vegas Shooting
Sonny Melton, a nurse from Big Sandy, Tennessee, was celebrating his first wedding anniversary with his wife, Heather, when the gunshots broke out. Sonny grabbed Heather and began running, shielding her from harm, but was fatally shot in the process. “He saved my life... I felt him get shot in the back," Heather told a Tennessee radio station. She went on to write that she had lost her “true love and knight in shining armor” in a mournful Facebook post. "Sonny was the most kind-hearted, loving man I have ever met. He saved my life and lost his."