LUBBOCK, Texas – On Monday, the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission released the names of this year’s eighteen individuals who will receive the Carnegie Medal.

One of this year’s recipients is a Lubbock man who died attempting to save his daughter from a house fire.

“He looked at me, and I looked at him, and he told me that he loved me before running into the smoke,” said Deborah Turner, David’s wife. “That’s the last time I saw him, and I think I knew then that he was never coming out.”

David S. Turner Sr. suffered smoke inhalation and was burned in the house fire on November 20, 2018. He died the following day.

“Now the world knows what we’ve always known, that he is a hero, and always will be,” said David Turner II, Turner’s son.

His daughter, Priscilla Turner, suffered severe burns and died 11 weeks later.

The fire occurred in the 2500 block of 70th Street.

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