Minneapolis, Minn., Aug 7, 2019 / 14:42 pm
Kendrick Castillo, an 18 year-old who died in May while helping disarm a school shooter in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, was honored by the Knights of Columbus on Tuesday night with the Caritas Medal.
"And as we go through life, just remember, be like Kendrick. Be selfless," John Castillo, father of Kendrick Castillo, said upon accepting the Caritas Medal on behalf of his son at the annual Knights of Columbus State Dinner on Tuesday.
"I wish could say I taught Kendrick those things. There's a few things I did teach him," Castillo said about his son's reputation for service. "But in all actuality, he was the angel who saved my life, who taught me how to live. I will never forget him."
Kendrick Castillo was an 18 year-old student at STEM High School in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, killed on May 7 while rushing a gunman who was attempting mass murder at the school. Kendrick was just a week away from graduation, his father said. He was the only person killed in the attack at the school; eight others were injured.