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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Latino has reached the rank of captain for the first time in the 300-year history of the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office.

Capt. Michael Bastone was among five men promoted by Sheriff Jewell Williams.

The office says Bastone scored the second highest of those who took the test. He’s been with the sheriff’s office for 25 years.

Bastone said in a statement that he was humbled.

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