The Kenneth F. Burns Memorial Bridge that connects the town of Shrewsbury with the city of Worcester was lighted in red to honor Worcester Firefighter Lieutenant Jason J. Menard, a hero who fallen in the line of duty, beeing trapped in a building fire. He was married and a father of three children.

Lt. Menard, 39, was a Worcester firefighter was a firefighter for 9 years, assigned to Ladder 5, Group 2 at McKeon Road Fire Station. Colleagues say he “heroically and selflessly saved his crew” battling a four-alarm fire in 7 Stockholm Street in Worcester on Wednesday, November 13, said Worcester Fire Chief Michael Lavoie.