BARTLETT, TN - (WMC) – A Bartlett, TN police officer was one mother's hero on Thursday morning after he rescued her nine children from a storm drain.

Lt. Todd Halford was flagged down around 6:45 a.m. by a neighborhood watch captain, who was standing near a storm drain at Kirby Whitten Road and Yale Road.


A mother duck was also nearby crying for her nine ducklings, which had fallen into the drain.


A Memphis firefighter helped Lt. Halford take out the storm grate. Halford climbed in and rescued the ducklings.

The mother and ducklings were reunited and everyone is going to be fine.