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They didn't hesitate to risk their lives for others
State Trooper Scott Frye steps forward to collect his Hero Award Wednesday at the State House in Concord. From left, New Hampshire Union Leader President and Publisher Joseph W. McQuaid, Community Relations Manager Shannon Sullivan, Gov. Maggie Hassan, and Citizens Bank New Hampshire President Joe Carelli make the presentation. (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)
Fifteen New Hampshire residents and first responders who put themselves in harm's way to save the lives of others were honored Wednesday during the 2013 Union Leader Hero Awards ceremony outside the State House in Concord. The program is sponsored by Citizens Bank and the New Hampshire Union Leader.
"It didn't matter if you were an on-duty or off-duty public safety official," said Hassan. "Or a high school student leaving football practice, or one enjoying a day at the beach. You all answered to the higher calling of helping someone in their most dire time of need."
Roy kicked in the door of the home and located Gagnon, and Carter carried her to safety.
"We don't have the training that the fire guys have, but we knew whose house it was and that there was a good chance she was still inside when we got there," said Sgt. Roy. "We just did what we had to do to get her out."
About the Hero Awards
The Union Leader Hero Awards honor New Hampshire residents who have risked their lives in the previous year to save or attempt to save the life of another person.
The program is sponsored by Citizens Bank and presented by the New Hampshire Union Leader.
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