Honoring heroic actions

Ryan Pasborg was recently awarded the Carnegie Medal, the nation's highest civilian honor for heroism, for his heroic efforts rescuing a Green River family from a house fire.

Pasborg stopped to assist the Wadsworth family on Feb. 2, 2022 when he smelled smoke and realized their house was on fire. He entered the burning home and pulled out Stephanie Wadsworth and her then four-year-old son, Weston.

"Ryan's actions epitomize the first rule of the Wyoming Code, the Code of the West, to 'Live each day with courage,'" Governor Gordon said.

Pasborg is one of the first Wyomingites to be recognized by the Pittsburgh-based Carnegie Hero Fund, according to a press release from the Governor's office. Established by Andrew Carnegie in 1904, The Hero Fund has awarded the Carnegie Medal to over 10,422 individuals in recognition of their outstanding heroism, defined by the Commission as acts of lifesaving done at extraordinary risk to the rescuer.


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