what does "saved from his fate"mean?
Outside Parkland, Theron Ward added his tan Buick coupe to the tangled junkyard. He might as well have arrived in a tumbrel. He was on his way to an execution of sorts. A justice of the peace cou make no peace between the militants in Major Medicine; he could only mangle his own reputation. Ward was nearly saved from his fate—at the entrance he introduced himself to a Secret Service man as "the JP" and was promptly ejected. The misunderstanding arose from his title.