One year after an Ohio man died protecting his girlfriend during a mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater, his family spent the day Saturday remembering the loved one they lost and comforting each other.
Matt McQuinn of Springfield and 11 others were killed on July 20, 2012, at a midnight movie screening in Aurora, Colorado. 70 others were injured.
The 27-year-old McQuinn jumped on his girlfriend to protect her from the bullets when the shooting broke out. He died. She survived.
The Dayton Daily News reported McQuinn's family was invited to a day of remembrance in Aurora but decided to spend Saturday together at their Springfield home.
The family said it's been a long, hard year and that the shooting is never out of their minds.