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Mourners Pay Tribute to Father Killed Trying to Break Up Fight

Mourners paid their respect Friday for a father killed while trying to break up a fight in Riverside.

Adam Valles, 29, was remembered as a peacemaker.

The young father, after a night out, came upon a brawl that was caught on cellphone video.

Friends said risked his own safety by stepping in to break it up.

"I told him, 'Adam don't go,'" said Alfredo Valverde, a friend. "And then he went. And then I went to him and said, 'Adam stop. He was walking away and someone hit him."

This newly released security footage shows the two men police are looking for. They attacked Valles, throwing him to the ground.

"I want him home with me," said Johana Cordova Valles, the victim's wife through tears. "He shouldn't have died like this."

Valles' family wore matching T-shirts to let everyone know who he was.

"He saved two people and I want them to know I miss him and I want him to come back," said Rosalie Valles, the victim's 8-year-old daughter.

They want other witnesses, some seen recording their own cellphone video, to come forward and help them find justice.

"What goes around, comes around," said Mike Valles, the victim's dad. "He's going to get his."

Added his wife: "My kids should not go without a father because of some idiot. I hope we catch him. Adam needs justice."

The descriptions of the attackers are vague.

But police believe they came from one the bars across the street.

One was wearing a black or dark shirt with skinny jeans. The other, wearing a light blue button up shirt and tan pants.

Investigators said they have received numerous tips but have not gotten any new videos that captured the brawl.

Anyone with information on the attack is urged to contact the Riverside Police Department at 951-354-2007.

If you would like to donate to a GoFundMe account set up to help Adam Valles' funeral costs, you may do so here. Note that GoFundMe deducts 7.9 percent of all funds raised in the form of platform and payment processing charges.

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