The Las Vegas 'heroes' who helped save victims of deadly attack

Lynette Rowe
October 8, 2017

Heather, a surgeon, and Sonny, a surgical nurse, worked together in the same operating room back at their home in Tennessee. Lisa Romero, 48 years old, was a secretary, loved all the high school Gallup, new Mexico.

The first person anybody walking into the Manhattan Beach (Calif.) Police Department saw was Rachael Parker, a civilian employee of the department who served as a records technician and the front desk clerk.

"(Parker) was employed with the Manhattan Police Department for 10 years and will be greatly missed", the department said in a release. She died in arms of her husband Tony Burditus, with whom she was married for 32 years - only a few minutes after two posted a photo of mselves on Facebook, "Daily Mail" reports.

Susan Smith, 53, was a school office manager in Simi Valley, California, the Ventura County Star reported, citing a school district representative.

Gee said Sonny was in his early 30s and had graduated from nursing school about three years ago.

Investigators believe he fired down on the crowd of 22,000 people across the street at the Route 91 Harvest festival as country singer Jason Aldean was taking the stage.

He died while shielding his wife, Dr.

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On Monday, Heather Gulish Melton said she was not yet ready to open up about what she went through. The Manhattan Beach Unified School District said Casey was "loved by students and colleagues alike and will be remembered for her sense of humor, her passion for her work, her devotion to her students, and her commitment to continuing her own learning".

Thomas Gee, CEO at Henry County Medical Center, said in a statement, "The thoughts and prayers of the entire HCMC family are with Sonny and Heather's families".

Heather Melton said in a statement to the Nashville station that her husband "saved my life and lost his". "He grabbed me and started running when I realized that he was getting a shot in his back, "she told aloud" WSMV ".

"I want everyone to know what a kind hearted loving man he was but at this point I can barely breathe", she wrote to USA TODAY.

The medical center said it has "provided counselors for any staff affected by this frightful incident". A coworker and friend identified Irvine as a victim to a CBS correspondent.

Michael Matthews, superintendent of Schools at the Manhattan Beach Unified School District, said several other members of the school community were at the concert, including a principal and school psychologists. "We wanted to let you know so that you can be prepared to support your children and to help them process this information". "This loss is impacting many of our staff members deeply".

A vigil was held Monday night for the victims of Sunday's mass shooting. Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said Monday that almost 60 people were dead and another 527 injured.

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