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Wed May 15, 2019, 06:48 PM

The teen who sacrificed his life to help stop the Colorado school shooting is honored by hundreds of

Jeeps.


When a memorial service was held today at a Colorado church for Kendrick Castillo, the streets around the church were filled with Jeeps.


Castillo, the teen who was killed while trying to stop a gunman during the shooting at STEM School Highlands Ranch last week, loved all things Jeep. He saved up his money to buy his own Jeep. So a local Jeep enthusiast group honored him by escorting his family to the church in suburban Denver where the memorial service will be held.

The Colorado Jeep Girls put the word out on social media, and so far more than 800 "Jeepers" said they planned to take part in the special procession.

"People in the community just really want to get together and support however we can," Catherine Fanaro, founder of Colorado Jeep Girls, told CNN affiliate KCNC. "This is a huge turnout. I didn't expect it to get as big as it did, and it's not just Jeepers. It's other 44 enthusiasts and car clubs and stuff that have reached out and said, 'Hey, I want to be part of this.'"

Kendrick's beloved green Jeep Cherokee was part of the procession. And right behind that Cherokee was a Jeep driven by his best friend.

"The main thing that we really bonded over was the Jeeps," Charles Burroughs Jr. told KCNC. "That's because we both have Jeeps, and we've worked on them together."

The long, slow-moving procession of souped-up jeeps also included a full police motorcade. The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said its first formal police motorcade for a civilian was meant to honor Castillo's courageous act.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/the-teen-who-sacrificed-his-life-to-help-stop-the-colorado-school-shooting-is-honored-by-hundreds-of-jeeps/ar-AABp57D?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=mailsignout

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Response to mfcorey1 (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 06:49 PM

1. Such an incredible young man. Such a loss.

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Wed May 15, 2019, 07:25 PM

2. Kendrick Castillo is the third hero like this in 2 weeks.

The other two are Lori Gilbert-Kaye, and Riley Howell.

People are thinking about how they'll respond if shooting starts, and are giving their lives to thwart the psychos' aims.

It's terribly sad to lose good brave people like this, but they beat the murderers.

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