After an Oct. 22 medal presentation, from left, Atlantic Beach (N.C.) Fire Chief Adam Snyder; Paula Jordan, sister of the late Carnegie Hero Scott Derrick Whitford; and Atlantic Beach Mayor Trace Cooper pose for photos. Cooper and Snyder presented the medal to Jordan on behalf of her brother, who died trying to save a 15-year-old girl caught in a rip current on June 17, 2017.
Whitford, 56, of New Bern, N.C., entered the Atlantic Ocean, and despite rough conditions, swam to the girl and grasped her. She clung to him, and he submerged several times. Ultimately they separated, and emergency responders brought the girl to safety. Whitford had drowned.
The medal was presented to Jordan at an Atlantic Beach Town Council meeting.
- Carnegie Medal presentation at top of Squaw Peak impacts hero and victim
- Carnegie Medal Presentation to Scott Ullom and Zachary A. McDowell
- Carnegie Medal Presentation to Zachary Salce and Maddison Henslin
- Carnegie Medal Presentation to Carnegie Hero Michael Douglas Barkhouse
- Carnegie Medal Presentation to Carnegie Hero Kenneth L. Hamilton
- Carnegie Medal Presentation to Carnegie Hero Ernest J. Tarsitano
- Carnegie Medal Presentation to Carnegie Hero Kenneth Alfred
- Carnegie Medal Presentation to Carnegie Heroes Grant A. Goffinet and Brent D. Duncan
- State rep, police chief present Carnegie Medal to South Dakota police officers
- Carnegie Medal Presentation to Carnegie Hero Danny Lee Tiger