Police officer honored posthumously for rescue attempt
A Rocky Boy police officer who drowned last year while attempting to rescue a man clinging to a capsized boat has received a prestigious award in recognition of his heroism.
Robert James Taylor, a six-year veteran of the Rocky Boy Police Department, was posthumously honored Thursday by the Carnegie Hero Fund on in Pittsburgh. The award is given to people in the United States and Canada who demonstrate outstanding heroism.
The awards are given only to those the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission believes risked their lives to an extraordinary degree in attempting to save the life of another.