Traverse City Record-Eagle

April 18, 2013

Coming Friday: Late firefighter named a Carnegie Hero

— KALKASKA — Loren Hazen’s death still brings his mother Barb Woodhams to tears. Every day.

Hazen, a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician, died July 17, 2011, as he saved his friend Andrew Killingsworth from drowning in Torch Lake. The Orange Township resident was 21.

Hazen was among 22 Carnegie Hero award recipients announced Thursday. Andrew Carnegie founded the award in 1904 to recognize American and Canadian individuals who risked their lives to an extraordinary degree to save others.

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