Georgia Police Officer a Hero After Saving Life of Choking Teen
The Roswell, Georgia Police Department shared an amazing and heroic story of one of their officers last week...
On 11/4/2020 around 8AM, Officer Perry with the Roswell Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit was patrolling on Norcross Street. A vehicle was stopped in a turn lane, its driver was honking the horn and flashing the headlights. Officer Perry pulled over and was met by a very frantic mother. A juvenile was in the front seat and was actively choking. Officer Perry was able to get the child out of the vehicle and quickly perform the Heimlich maneuver, effectively saving his life. After a few seconds the child was able to breath again.
Great job to Officer Perry!
Remember, if you are ever in a situation where you need help, dial 911. Our 911 operators are very good at walking you through any situation whether you require medical aid or police services.
Less than a week ago, another officer in Nashville, Tenn., made headlines for saving a choking 9-month-old during a traffic investigation.
Officer Philip Claibourn was responding to a traffic accident at a gas station when the toddler’s mother flagged him down, saying her son couldn’t breathe.
“He knelt down and turned the baby over and kind of palmed its chest in his hand,” Officer Claibourn said. “I gave the baby one good smack on its back in the proper place and immediately the baby started coughing and crying."