On Tuesday, August 14, Colorado State Patrol Trooper Dan Haley will receive the Carnegie Medal, which honors civilian heroism in the United States and Canada. The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission will recognize Trooper Haley for his off-duty actions in November 2010, when he rescued a 10-year-old boy who fell through the ice far from shore at a pond near Greeley. Trooper Haley sustained hypothermia and moderate injuries during his rescue efforts, acting quickly and decisively to save the boy from drowning.
“It is an honor for a member of the Colorado State Patrol to receive such a prestigious award based upon his individual bravery,” said Colonel James Wolfinbarger, Chief of the Colorado State Patrol. “Trooper Haley is an outstanding law enforcement professional and a valued member of his community. His heroic off-duty actions will always be remembered.”
Linda Hills, great-granddaughter of 20th-century steelmaker and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie and a member of the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, will present the award to Trooper Haley at a short ceremony on Tuesday morning at the Colorado State Patrol Training Academy.
Colorado State Patrol Training Academy
15055 South Golden Road
Golden, CO 80401