Carnegie Medal presentation to Eric C. Keys

Carnegie Medal presentation to Eric C. KeysCharles County (Maryland) Sheriff’s Cpl. Eric C. Keys holds his Carnegie Medal after a Nov. 30, 2021, presentation at the sheriff’s department in La Plata, Maryland. While transporting a prisoner, Keys rescued an unconscious woman from a crashed and burning vehicle that he saw by the side of the highway on March 13, 2019. Also pictured, left to right, are Keys’ brother, Brandon Keys, and his parents, Sylvia and Gary Keys.

Capt. David C. Kelly, the sheriff’s commander of executive services, presented the medal, along with Sheriff Troy Berry and Brandon Foster, director of the Charles County Detention Center. Photo courtesy of Charles County Sheriff’s Office.