Friends remembered: Berman P. Detty

friends remembered
Berman P. Detty

Carnegie Hero Berman P. Detty, 81, of Frankfort, Ohio, died July 16, 2017.  On January 7, 1988, Detty responded to the scene of a burning car that had been involved in a highway accident.  Despite flames virtually engulfing the car and igniting the driver’s clothing, Detty reached through the driver’s window and pulled her through the window and then dragged her to safety.  The car was shortly engulfed in flames, Detty sustaining minor burns; he recovered.  Later that year, he received the Carnegie Medal for his actions.  “God was helping me,” Detty stated in correspondence to the Hero Fund in 2011. Detty was also a member of the U.S. Army and an avid outdoorsman.  Among his accomplishments listed in his obituary was his distinction as the first hunter in Ross County to take a buck by bow.