- Associated Press - Thursday, September 10, 2015

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) - A high school senior will receive an award for actions he took when his mother and grandmother were murdered in 2007.

The News Enterprise reports (https://bit.ly/1IZNTFP ) Matthew Pete will be honored Thursday in Louisville at the Kentucky Emergency Services Conference with the first 911 Hero Award.

Authorities say Pete was just 9 years old when he called 911 from a Rineyville home where Tracy Burke and Karen Comer were shot and killed by former solider Brent Burke.

Brent Burke, who was Pete’s stepfather, was convicted of the murders in May 2012 and sentenced to life in prison.

Pete was nominated for the award by Kim Lewis, a radio communications supervisor who monitored his call to a dispatcher at the time of the murders.

Pete currently lives in California.


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