PITTSBURGH — An Enid man who was shot while trying to rescue a woman who was being assaulted is among 22 people being honored Wednesday with medals and cash awards from the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission.
Michael Jerome Cade, 45, rescued a woman from being assaulted by an armed man, who shot Cade in the process. Henry McHenry, 39, of Houston, rescued Cade from the armed suspect in Houston in May.
Cade was a patron at a barbershop when he witnessed a 26-year-old woman being assaulted. He left the barbershop and approached the assailant and pushed him away. A struggle ensued during which the assailant fired twice at Cade, grazing his scalp, according to information provided by the Carnegie Foundation.
McHenry, a barber, also left the shop and applied a choke hold to the assailant, allowing Cade to remove the gun from the immediate scene and then hold the assailant to the pavement until police arrived, the information states.
Cade was hospitalized for his injuries but recovered.
Five of those being honored for various rescue attempts died in the process, so their families will receive the awards in their name.
A Pennsylvania man, 44-year-old Sanatoga bartender Kurt Buchler, was among those honored for his efforts last March to save a 19-year-old woman from an attack by three dogs. Buchler wound up being hospitalized for six days and missed three months’ work.
Walmart employees Lincoln LeMere and Archie Jordy were honored less than a month after the man they subdued, Brandon Daniel, 26, was sentenced to death for shooting police officer Jaime Padron on April 6, 2012, in Austin, Texas.