Hale County man thanks police officers who saved his life from a burning house

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October 02 2021 06:00 pm

GREENSBORO, Ala. (WIAT)-A Hale County man is reunited with the two police officers who rescued him from his burning house last month.

Greensboro police officers Noah Heaton and Eugene Lyles Junior did not hesitate to help Grant Robinson when his home caught fire December 13th.  Both officers responded and kicked in the door to the house and pulled the resident to safety.

“We took an oath, and we take that oat very seriously.  When we got on the scene there was not time for thinking.  Only thing to do was to get whoever was in the house and get them out” Lyles said.

After spending weeks in the hospital Robinson finally got to meet the men who saved his life.

“Man I am just happy to be here, and I appreciate them and thank them everyday” Robinson said.

The Greensboro resident is still recovering, he was treated for burns, smoke inhalation and leg injuries.

“I don’t know where I would be, I probably wouldn’t be here to talk to you about it if it wasn’t for what they did and their bravery to risk their life and come and save mine”.

Officer Noah Heaton says his prayers have been answered now that Robinson is back home from the hospital and survived his ordeal.

“I was very happy to see him and shake his hand and give him a hug.  I am very happy he has made a full recovery and we prayed for him everyday. its a relief”.

Last week the City of Greensboro honored the officers for their bravery. 

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