Carnegie Medal Presentation to Carnegie Hero Connor N. Devine

Carnegie Hero Connor N. Devine

Media gather as Carnegie Hero Connor N. Devine, center, accepts the Carnegie Medal presented to him by Warwick (R.I.) Mayor Joseph Solomon at a Sept. 14 ceremony held in the mayor’s office. In March 2017, Devine, 19, of Warwick, rescued his 18-year-old co-worker from assault. A 41-year-old man entered a drugstore where Devine worked as a shift supervisor, and stabbed the woman with a butcher knife multiple times. Devine shouted at the assailant to stop and threw a crate at the assailant’s head, but it did not deter the man who continued to stab the woman. Devine then retrieved a utility cart and forcefully rammed the cart into the assailant multiple times, knocking him away from the woman and disarming him. A customer at the store pinned the man to the floor until police arrived, while Devine and others tended to the woman, who was badly injured.

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