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Aug 13, 2012 7:21 PM by Andy Koen

Trooper who suffered hypothermia saving boy to be honored

A Colorado State Trooper will be awarded Tuesday for his quick actions while off duty to save a 10 year old boy who fell through the ice at a pond near Greeley. Trooper Dan Haley will receive the Carnegie Medal, which honors civilian heroism in the US and Canada.

Trooper Haley sustained hypothermia and moderate injuries during the rescue back in November of 2010.

"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, the great-granddaughter of Andrew Carnegie, will present the award to Trooper Haley during a short ceremony at the Colorado State Patrol Training Academy.

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