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Coon Rapids Man Who Died Trying To Save Nephew Among Carnegie Heroes.

A Nevada middle school teacher who was killed trying to stop a seventh-grader armed with a gun is one of 22 people being honored with a Carnegie Medal for heroism. Students say 45-year-old Michael Landsberry walked calmly toward 12-year-old Jose Reyes at Sparks Middle School and asked for the weapon before Jose fatally shot him Oct. 21, 2013. Jose had already shot one student in the shoulder in the play yard before classes began that day, and a former Washoe County school district police chief said Landsberry’s actions gave other students time to run for cover. The Carnegie Hero awards are named for Pittsburgh steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, who was inspired by stories of heroism during a coal mine disaster that killed 181 people, including a miner and an engineer who died trying to rescue others. — Liane Heather Wood, 42, and Daniel Marvin Wood, 43, of Frankford, Ontario, rescued a 13-year-old girl from drowning in a vehicle that crashed into a river in February 2013.

— Phillip Ashley Grigg, 63, of Phoenix, Arizona, who was shot and wounded while saving a police officer from an attack by an armed robbery suspect in December 2013. Golding Jr., 46, of Redondo Beach, California, and Kevin Patrick Cotter, 17, of Palos Verdes Estates, California, tried to save a man from drowning, and Robert McNulty, 39, of Burbank, California, eventually saved him in July 2014.

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