A former Reno County Sheriff’s Department Jail Deputy was one of two officers in Sedgwick County to be honored and given metals by the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission. They were honored for pulling a 65-year-old Wichita man from a burning vehicle.
Deputies Joe Page and Thomas Delgado say they were just doing their job when they rescued David Ong in 2011 from his burning car.
Prior to working for the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office, Page worked for the Reno County Sheriff’s Office as a jail deputy. He is a native of Reno County.
The two deputies were among 18 people across the U.S. and Canada to be selected as the latest recipients of the Carnegie Hero award, which was established by steel baron, Andrew Carnegie in 1904.
The Pittsburgh-based commission that administers the fund chooses recipients four times a year and has awarded more then 34.8 million to more then 9,500 honorees.