NWGA Scanner | August 12th, 2022

Rossville Middle school teacher recognized for her heroic actions during a July 4th fire

From a Facebook post by Rossville Middle School, “Not all heroes wear capes!!!

On the morning of July 4th, Mrs. Shannon Carter, in a display of heroism, rushed to the scene of a house fire alongside her husband, Rossville Police Sgt. Shawn Carter. Though the fire did result in the tragic loss of life, Mrs. Carter’s actions resulted directly in the rescue of other trapped victims.

This morning, RMS recognized Mrs. Carter’s display of courage and selfless service!

Sgt. Shawn Carter along two other officers were also awarded letter of commendation for heroic actions during deadly July 4th house fire. 

In a public Facebook post, Sgt. Carter stated, “Recently, myself along with two other Rossville officers were recognized for helping during a fire that took place on the street and I live on. I want to brag on Shannon for a minute.

It is my job in my career to spring forward when I see someone in need or in trouble. However, during the events of that morning, while two officers and I were attempting to get victims out of the burning house, I turned and saw my precious wife right beside me. Without thinking of the dangers, she also saw a family in need and rushed to help.

Too many times in his day-to-day life, our teachers don’t get the recognition they need. We were recognized as officers for doing our jobs. However, I feel as if she went above and beyond what was expected that morning. Shannon went above and beyond what was expected of her that morning.”