Kentucky state Sen. Wil Schroder, left, and state Rep. Dennis Keene, right, pose with Carnegie Hero Kristian B. Harrison to celebrate his act of heroism at a special ceremony June 3, 2019, in Dayton, Ky. Mayor Ben Baker presented Harrison with the Carnegie Medal and a key to the city.
On an early November morning in 2017, Harrison saved a man from a burning house. Once alerted to the fire, he forced open the front door, went to his knees, and crawled inside. Harrison grasped the man by the ankles and dragged him while crawling backward toward the front door, where he exited.
“It’s amazing what you’ve accomplished,” Keene told Harrison. “You really changed a person’s life, and that’s bigger than any award you could get. Your heroism is phenomenal.”
Photo courtesy of Schroder.