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Colorado Trooper Named Carnegie Hero For Ice Rescue

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Trooper Daniel Haley (credit: CBS)

Trooper Daniel Haley (credit: CBS)

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) – A Colorado state trooper who rescued a 10-year-old Greeley boy from an icy pond is being honored as a Carnegie hero.

Daniel Harrison Haley saved Brenndan Daviet from drowning in November 2010.

Haley was off-duty and with his family near the Greeley Family FunPlex when he saw the boy fall through some ice. Haley fell through the ice too as he rescued the boy but managed to bring him to the shore.

Haley was among 21 recipients announced Wednesday by the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission, based in Pittsburgh.

Steel baron Andrew Carnegie was inspired to start the fund after hearing rescue stories from a mine disaster that killed 181 people.

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