Cop helps save three-year-old boy choking-on-quarter
Raw video: Body cam footage shows sheriff’s deputy in Oklahoma to help save the boy choking-on-quarter.
A police officer in Oklahoma is being hailed a hero after helping to save a boy’s life earlier this month when he began choking on a quarter.
The dramatic rescue, which was captured on camera, took place on 6 June, when the deputy with the Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office was marked by a woman in a car wash in the city of Tecumseh, located about 41 km southeast of Oklahoma City, according to FOX25.
The woman, Victoria Terrill, told The Shawnee News-Star, she was on her way home with her 3-year-old son Chaz when she realized that he was choking and pulled her car over.
In the body camera video, Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Deputy William Wheeler can be seen with the child leaning forward to administer back blows.
“What has he?” Wheeler asks.
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“It was a sucker,” Terrill responded for only a quarter comes from the mouth of the boy.
After Chaz spit put the quarter in, he can be seen breathing a lot easier.
“He is our guardian angel,” Terrill told The Shawnee News-Star. “I could not get the quarter out and I looked up, and the deputy drove by. I called him and he stopped and he went to work and saved Chaz.”
Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed