California Advancing Pathways for Students was pleased to recognize one of their own staff members with a “Hero Award.” Detective Thomas Mellana attended the Routh 91 Harvest Music Festival in Vegas. He was off duty and celebrating his birthday with friends and family. Fifty-eight people were tragically killed at the festival and five-hundred forty-six people were injured. When the shooting broke out, Detective Mellana moved his wife to safety and then went back into the crowd to assist others. He removed many injured victims to emergency medical personnel for further assistance. CalAPS was honored to recognize him for his unselfishness in the face of tragedy. His actions demonstrated to our students what it means to be a public servant and how in life’s uncertainty you may be called to action at any time.