GREELEY, Colo. (CBS4/AP) – A state trooper who rescued a 10-year-old Greeley boy from icy water is being honored.
Trooper Daniel Haley received the Colorado State Patrol’s during a ceremony Monday in Golden.
Haley was off-duty and with his family near the Greeley Family FunPlex on Nov. 27 when he saw Brenndan Daviet fall through some ice. Haley fell through the ice too as he rescued the boy but managed to bring him to the shore.
“It still hasn’t really hit me yet. Today it will probably culminate. It’s just, it’s a weird feeling,” Haley said. “It’s a real honor what they’re doing for me today. It will be great to see Brenndon again today and see how he’s doing and everything.”
Brenndan and his mother attended the ceremony along with members of Haley’s family.
Haley did have some nerve damage after breaking the ice with his elbows that’s still healing today.
The State Patrol says it’s given out only about 40 medal of valors in its entire history.