Carnegie Medal presentation to Carnegie Hero James Raymond Garvey, Sr.

Carnegie Hero James Raymond Garvey, Sr.Carnegie Hero James Raymond Garvey, Sr., left, was presented the Carnegie Medal by Hero Fund Commission board member, Peter Lambrou, M.D., right, and Somerset County Commissioners Chairman Gerald Walker, during a county commissioners meeting on April 3, 2018, in Somerset, Pa.

On Nov. 19, 2016, Garvey, 76, a Fairhope, Pa., museum owner, extended his upper body through the driver’s window opening of a sport utility vehicle and pulled its driver partially through the opening as flames burned next to the open window. Garvey then braced his feet against the vehicle and pulled the man free of the vehicle and to safety.

“It’s the only time I’ve ever seen a miracle,” said Garvey’s wife, Nancy Garvey, in an online news article. “I’m very proud of him.”

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