Before beginning to work as the MHS resource officer in December, 2012, he worked as a patrol officer. Now, Applegate can usually be found at the main desk area of the first floor, or in his office adjacent to the main office. He loves to guide students with any problems they may have and he encourages students to come to him for advice. There are a wide variety of tasks he does for Melrose, and because he is the only resource officer for Melrose he not only helps at MHS, but also at all of the schools in the district. Not only does he help students, he also helps faculty resolve any issues that may arise between teachers and students.
Officer Applegate loves working and living here; he finds it to be a great town and place to raise children as he has raised three, two of whom are in college and the other is a student at MHS. His favorite part of his job is helping the many kids of Melrose. He hopes to be around for a long time, and the town certainly hopes he sticks around also.
By Alden Bedsole