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HERO: Officer Saves Choking Woman Who Ran Red Light

Posted August 14th, 2014 @ 12:52pm by Elizabeth Armstrong Moore, Newser Staff

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(NEWSER) – It's not every day people are thankful for being pulled over for running a red light, but for one woman choking on a sausage biscuit, the stop likely saved her life. Kalamazoo Public Safety Officer Jason Gates, meanwhile, says he was just doing his job. After he pulled the woman over and approached the car Saturday, he wondered for a second or two if the woman was just trying to get out of a ticket, but he quickly realized she was really choking and told her to get out of the car. Just a few firm pumps using the Heimlich maneuver dislodged the food, and the woman instantly crumpled into his arms and sobbed, as Gates'dash cam video captured the whole thing.

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