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Roswell officer receives medal

July 2, 2015 • Local News

Roswell Police Department Officer Christopher King has been honored with the Carnegie Medal for Heroism.
The Roswell officer is among 18 people nationwide to be recognized this week with the medal. He was honored for his actions in rescuing a woman from a Roswell house fire in January 2014.
When King arrived at the burning house in the north part of the city, he realized immediate action was needed to rescue a woman inside the home. The woman could be heard calling for help from the interior of the structure that was by then in flames and engulfed in heavy smoke. Neighbors were calling to her, but she could not make her own way out.
Entering through a back door, King located the woman in a corner of the home. She was unable to move on her own, so King dragged her outside to the back porch, where he collapsed to the ground, struggling to breathe. King and the woman were taken to a hospital, where King was treated for smoke inhalation. The woman was flown to another hospital, but, sadly, died a few days later.
This past January, the Roswell Police Department recognized King’s actions by presenting him with the department’s Life-Saving Award.
More information about the Carnegie Medal can be found at carnegiehero.org/awardees/carnegie-medal-awardees-june-30-2015/#0

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