Breckenridge Mayor Jimmy McKay (left) presents Isbel Jimenez with a plaque from that city during the Oct. 4, 2015 city commissioner’s meeting. Jimenez, now of Graham, was awarded the Carnegie Hero Medal this week for saving a neighbor from a fire.  Leader photo by Tony Pilkington

Graham resident wins national heroism honor for rescue

Graham resident Isbel Jimenez has been awarded the Carnegie Medal, which is given to people who risk their lives to an extraordinary degree while saving or attempting to save the lives of others. The award is given by the Carnegie Hero Fund that was created by Andrew Carnegie in 1904 to recognize civilian heroism in the United States and Canada. Jimenez, formerly of Breckenridge, was aided by Breckenridge Police officers Brian McBride and Brandon Berkley when he saved Jeannette Marshall from her burning home in that town during the early morning hours of Sept. 16, 2015. For their courageous acts, Jimenez,

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