Did You See This? Three Heroes of the Movie Massacre

Did You See This? Three Heroes of the Movie Massacre July 24, 2012

Still reeling from the Colorado shooting.  Can’t stop thinking about it, actually.

Did you see this?  Three of the guys who died during the Aurora, Colorado shooting were killed while protecting their dates:

Three survivors of the Colorado movie-theater massacre escaped with minor wounds, but were left with broken hearts because their heroic boyfriends died saving them.

In final acts of valor, Jon Blunk, Matt McQuinn and Alex Teves used their bodies to shield their girlfriends as accused madman James Holmes turned the Aurora cineplex into a shooting gallery.

These guys didn’t have much time to think.  However first inclination was not to protect themselves, but to protect their loved ones.  Let’s keep praying for their families.

What a loss.

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  • Michele W.

    True, Christlike love. We should all have such a selfless first reaction.

  • Donna Drosche

    “No greater love has a man than to give his life for a friend!”

  • Kirstin

    It still breaks my heart and I can’t get past this.
    The families and survivors are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Kim Floyd

    Beautiful picture .. and a beautiful love! It is a sad day in America for these precious people that were murdered! I echo the sentiments of Rev. Billy Graham, “my heart aches for America ..”

  • Corine Etter

    The thing that these men did was save their loved ones. They really had no time to think they acted first and saved the people they loved.

    I will never forget this tragic day in history. 12 people died and we still have no motive why

    Words will never be enough to say sorry I am to the victoms and their familys but I hope when this monster goes to jail for life he sees all their faces and feels their sorrow because a brother , a sister , a boyfriend, a daughter , a mom , a dad all are dead. Their blood is on his hands!

  • Maleena

    Continued prayer for everyone involved in this tragedy.

  • Emma Lora

    A beautiful story of love and courage. Very inspiring!

  • bellagrazi

    Oh my gosh. Every girl wants her guy to protect her. But to give your life to protect the woman you love is extremely heroic. God bless these men. Praying for all involved. Thank you for sharing this with us, Bristol.

  • Dennis

    Never can something be so wrong! Just one of the worst things that people do and you can’t prevent it.

  • Lakerfanalways

    These men died as heroes..instead of thinking of themselves they thought of others making the ultimate sacrifice. God bless these brave heroes and their families

  • This is so sad….I am sure they meet again in heaven.

  • Rachele Roller

    That’s amazing but very heart breaking. My heart goes out to those in Colorado!

  • Megan M

    God Bless those brave guys who protected their girlfriends. They will forever be heroes. Prayers for every family affected by this terrible tragedy

  • Lu M.

    There is also an injured man as well that covered his wife to save her. He stood up to go to cover her was hit 8 times in the hip/leg but still leapt to sheild his wife. She is fine and by his side while he recovers. God Bless.