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"God is what's keeping me strong right now," says the victim's wife Shelia Nash. "I haven't really cried. I'm in shock still."
Shelia Nash is talking about the loss of her husband Danny. What's shocking is the action he took when trying to save his neighbors. The Nash's were on their way home when they noticed flames and heavy smoke coming from their neighbor's house on Cave Hollow Road in LaFayette.
"We pulled up in the car right on the side of the driveway," says Nash. "He said I'm going to go in and try to save them."
That would be the last time she would see her spouse of 35 years alive. Nash went after 3 people trapped inside the burning home: Robert Solomon, his wife Barbara and her sister Alice.
"He tried to do a heroic effort," says LaFayette Fire Department Chief Keith Scruggs. "It was valid. He got to her, he did. They were found together."
He was able to get Robert and Barbara to the front door, but when he went back for the 3rd victim, the fire proved to be too much.
"Danny tried to help but it took his life trying to do it," says Nash.
Nash was a deacon in his church and a Shriner. His daughter and this community will remember him for much more.
"A hero, always a hero, he was always my hero and still is a hero, he tried," says daughter Amy Chandler. "Even though it took his life, he tried."
Even though the people Nash tried to save didn't survive, his wife hopes his sacrifice leaves a lasting legacy.
"We need to get back to being good and to love your neighbor and love the people you're with," says Nash.
Monday, March 4 2013, 10:16 PM CST
Updated conservatorship statute effective July 1
May 21, 2013 12:49 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam has signed into law revisions to the state conservatorship statute.
The law allows the court to appoint a conservator to manage the assets of a person a judge finds unable to handle his or her own affairs.
State Rep. Andrew Farmer, a Sevierville Republican, told The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1183hjy ) the intent of the bill he sponsored in the House is to make sure people aren't being taken advantage of.
The bill sprang from a series of hearings statewide by the Tennessee Bar Association. They revealed there were no uniform procedures for placing a person's assets under a conservator on an emergency basis.
The changes take effect July 1.
Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com
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