Mound Firefighters Honored for Risking Lives to Save Others

Created: 04/22/2013 11:25 PM KSTP.com By: Scott Theisen

Firefighters from a west metro department were honored Monday night for risking their own lives to save others.

The Hennepin County Sheriff presented an award of merit to the Mound Fire Department. In January, they were on scene when an SUV broke through the ice on Lake Minnetonka.

Eight-month-old Tabitha Markle died a few days after the accident. Firefighters managed to save the other three family members.