Recognized as Heroes by the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission - Hero Stories

Risked Their Lives to Stop a Violent Pit Bull Mauling This post was originally published on November 22, 2011. Since that time, we have added new Carnegie Medal awardees who risked their lives to stop a violent pit bull attack. 2016: Derrick Johnson, 51-years old (St. Louis Park, Minnesota) - Presented with a Carnegie Medal for risking his life to save Galen Carlson as a 97-pound pit bull mauled the man and killed his pet dog on July 20, 2015. Working at a nearby construction site… [Read full blog post]