Carnegie Medal presentation to Carnegie Hero Jose L. Casanova

Jose L. Casanova received his Carnegie Medal Oct. 10, 2019, at his home in New Britain, Conn., through arrangements by the office of U.S. Rep. Jahana Hayes, who issued a citation of special congressional recognition.

Casanova and Marvin George Dixon combined efforts to rescue a Hartford police officer from an assault inside an apartment building on May 17, 2018.

“Thank you for your fearlessness and assistance in rescuing a Connecticut police officer,” Hayes states in the citation.

Casanova’s wife, Jennifer, and daughters, Selina and Alina, were also home to share the moment. Hayes represents Connecticut’s fifth district.