This is a photograph of Alex Teves. He is a former student of mine at the University of Denver. I have taught hundreds of students over the last 12 years, and Alex definitely stood out from the crowd. He was smart and funny, and the at-risk students he worked with loved him. They loved him.
Alex died on July 20, 2012 in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. He draped his body over the love of his life to protect her from a shower of bullets. He is a true hero.
Alex, you are my choice to grace the cover of Rolling Stone this week. Rest in peace.
Thanks for reading-- Max Wachtel, Ph.D.