Governor Jared Polis has declared May 15 as Kendrick Castillo Day, who was killed while tackling one of the gunmen in the STEM School shooting in Highlands Ranch May 7. Multiple students were injured in the mass shooting.
A memorial service for Castillo will be held Wednesday at Cherry Hills Community Church at 1 p.m.
I declare today Kendrick Castillo Day in Colorado as we remember the life of the 18-year-old hero who died saving others in last week's STEM School shooting in Highlands Ranch.
Rest In Peace, Kendrick. Your bravery won't be forgotten. pic.twitter.com/erjvq4qAr9
— Jared Polis (@GovofCO) May 15, 2019
Castillo was known for his smarts as a robotics student and for his giving heart. He often volunteered alongside his father at the Knight’s of Columbus chapter in southwest Denver.
The Catholic organization will now help with funeral expenses, food during services, and burial logistics. The Knights said Kendrick is posthumously being made a member of the organization.
If you are interested in helping Castillo’s family you can can donate to the Kendrick Castillo Memorial Fund through Wells Fargo Bank through cash, check or transfer.