In its third announcement of 2022, the Carnegie Hero Fund is proud to recognize 17 civilians who risked their lives to save others, including eight police officers who went above and beyond the line of duty to save others, a father who died attempting to rescue his drowning son, and a 70-year-old neighbor who entered a mobile home after a gas explosion to guide its occupant to safety.
Each of these 17 individuals will receive the Carnegie Medal, North America’s highest honor for civilian heroism.
Among those saved by this quarter’s awardees were four children, who, in three separate acts, struggled in cold and rough water, a pilot of a single-engine plane that crash-landed on a railroad track moments before a train approached, and a 21-year-old driver who was trapped in her car after a multi-car vehicle accident on a Nebraska highway.
The Carnegie Medal is given throughout the U.S. and Canada to those who enter extreme danger while saving or attempting to save the lives of others. With this announcement, the Carnegie Medal has been awarded to 10,324 individuals since the inception of the Pittsburgh-based Fund in 1904.
Each of the recipients or their survivors will receive a financial grant. Throughout the 118 years since the Fund was established by industrialist-philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, more than $44 million has been given in one-time grants, scholarship aid, death benefits, and continuing assistance.
The awardees are:
Alec Daviau, Kirkland Lake, Ontario
Raphael Jafri, New York City
Jameson Lobb, New York City
Saul Ortiz Marquez, deceased, Justin, Texas
Christopher Bryant Aboyte, Los Angeles
Damien Castro, Los Angeles
Robert Michael Sherock, Los Angeles
Allen Noble Corson, Jr., Taftville, Connecticut
Dustin Wayne Roach, Ashdown, Arkansas
Kenneth S. Andreen, Pittsburgh
Frank P. Axiotes, Elkhorn, Nebraska
Suzanne Fortin, Wotton, Quebec
Scott Morin, Worcester, Massachusetts
Enmanuel Familia, deceased, Worcester, Massachusetts
Amy M. Waterman, Brimfield, Massachusetts
Angela C. Consiglio, Worcester, Massachusetts
Steven Barnett, Worcester, Massachusetts
To nominate someone for the Carnegie Medal, complete a nomination form online or write to the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, 436 Seventh Ave., Suite 1101, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. More information on the Carnegie Medal and the history of the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission can be found at carnegiehero.org. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.