A man who dove in front of his girlfriend and saved her life during
the Colorado movie shooting was remembered for his selfless sacrifice
Saturday, while an aspiring sportscaster was praised for her boundless
The girlfriend whom Matt McQuinn saved by taking three
bullets aimed at her wept as pastors spoke of the senselessness of the
shooting spree at the suburban Denver theater where 12 people were
killed just more than a week ago.
Mourners packed a church in this
western Ohio town where McQuinn was from, the same morning that others
came together in San Antonio to remember another shooting victim,
24-year-old Jessica Ghawi. Other victims' funerals were held earlier
this week, and more are set for next week.
When gunfire broke out
in the Aurora, Colorado, theater, McQuinn, 27, dove in front of his
girlfriend, Samantha Yowler, and was shot three times.
was shot in the knee and survived, arrived at McQuinn's funeral on
crutches Saturday and wept quietly with his parents and other family
during the funeral. Neither she nor his parents addressed Maiden Lane
Church of God.