James Farmer Jr. saved two teenagers from a brutal attack, and gave his own life in the process. The 62 year old veteran is now being hailed as a true hero.
Farmer was asleep in his car in the Downtown area of Denver on June 16, when he heard the brutal attack. He stepped in to protect the two teens and the suspect, identified as DeJuan Stamps, 28, turned against him and savagely beat him to death.
Farmer was a modest man, living out of his car whilst working to send money back to his grandchildren and family in Seattle. He planned to move back later this year and purchase a home with his fiancée.
According to the police, the attack on the teens was a random act of violence by the homeless individual.
The boys father, Wes Brown, stated “He surely would’ve died had (Farmer) not intervened,”
The teenagers and Stamps were taken to Denver Health Medical Center. Farmer had, however, died at the scene.
When approached Stamps rushed at police causing one of the officers to become injured before he was subdued. He is now facing multiple charges, which include one count of first-degree murder and at least one count of first-degree assault. Due to the injury sustained by the officer there may be additional and well earned charges placed against Stamps.
St. Francis held a memorial service this Tuesday The shelter stated on Facebook that it wanted to honor the “ultimate sacrifice” that Farmer made.
His family will remember him as we all should. “He took an oath when joined the United States Army and promised to never leave a man behind… He heard someone in need and risked his life to save the lives of those teenagers,” the family said.
James Farmer Jr. is recognized as a true hero from his service and for his humanity.
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