Officer asks judge to uphold civil service decision on hiring

MIKE DEAN/Staff file photo/Richard "Rick" Melanson, 21, receives a hug from Joan DaSilva by the deck of her home on June 4, 2007, at 2 Crestview Terrace, where a fire broke out around 9 p.m. Melanson was driving by when he saw the flames, called 911 and began banging on the door, waking DaSilva and her husband Eduardo. Melanson then grabbed a garden hose and kept the fire from spreading. “You have no idea what you mean to us,” DaSilva said.