James Farmer Jr. was asleep in his car last Friday when a man started attacking two teenagers outside. He intervened and was killed.
The St. Francis Center will hold a memorial next week for James Farmer Jr., who reportedly was killed while attempting to protect two teenagers in the dead of night in downtown Denver.
Farmer was asleep in his car last Friday when a man started attacking two teenagers outside, according to KDVR. Witnesses said that the attacker turned on Farmer after he attempted to intervene, KDVR reported.
“James put his life on the line to save the life of someone he had never met and never will,” said Tom Luehrs, director of the St. Francis Center, in a news release. The organization, which provides services to homeless people, described Farmer as part of its community.
The memorial service will be at the center, 2323 Curtis St., on Tuesday, June 27, at 10:15 a.m.
Focus on the Family has dialed back its involvement in politics as younger evangelicals withdraw from partisan culture wars.
By Nicholas Riccardi and Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press
Colorado Springs — Vice President Mike Pence’s visit Friday to Colorado to celebrate the anniversary of Focus on the Family comes at a time of change for the religious right during the age of President Donald Trump.
Focus on the Family was once well-known for its involvement in politics. But under new leadership, it has dialed that back in an effort by younger evangelicals to withdraw from partisan culture wars.