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Heroism Medal Presented At Vermont Statehouse

Carnegie Medal awarded to Scott Williams
Carnegie Medal awarded to Scott Williams

The Carnegie Medal was formally presented to Washington County State’s attorney Scott Williams at the Statehouse in Montpelier Monday.
Vermont Congressman Peter Welch, Barre Mayor Thom Lauzon and Governor-elect Phil Scott presented the medal on behalf of the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission. In August 2015 Scott Williams attempted to save Lara Sobel, grabbing a rifle away from assailant Jody Herring.   

Williams is flattered but struggles with the memories.  "It feels really wrong for me personally to be congratulated to get this medal.  I certainly appreciate the thanks. It makes me sad ‘cause it’s a reminder.”

Williams, the Washington County State’s Attorney, says he will display the medal in his office.

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