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Vermonter Recognized By Carnegie Hero Fund

Scott Williams
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Scott Williams

A Vermont prosecutor is one of 25 people being honored with medals and cash awards by the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Hero Fund Commission.
Fifty-year-old Scott Williams is credited with trying to save Lara Sobel who was killed by Jody Herring in Barre in August 2015.

Williams was inside when he heard Herring shoot Sobel. He ran outside, distracted Herring, grabbed and disabled her hunting rifle and stayed between the two women. As soon as others arrived and held Herring,  Williams provided aid to Sobel, but her wounds were fatal.

The Carnegie medal is given to people in the U.S. and Canada who risk their lives to an extraordinary degree while saving or attempting to save the lives of others.

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