The evening of Aug. 2 is one Martins Ferry Police Officer Jeff Burns will never forget. For one baby girl and her family, that evening had a happy ending.
During last week’s City Council meeting, Burns was honored for his actions in saving young Addison Lechner from drowning in the bathtub at her Vine Street home.
Burns and Officer Beth Scales rushed to the home that night after receiving a call of a potential drowning. Upon arrival, they found Lechner unresponsive on the floor, her lips turning blue.