Police officers are trained to expect the unexpected. But when officer Jason Gates pulled a woman over for a red light violation in Kalamazoo, MI, he never thought he would become a hero, but that’s exactly what happened.
The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety released the a dash-cam video that shows the officer approaching the woman’s the car and notices she is in distress. When Gates realizes she’s chocking, he quickly went into action and successfully administered the Heimlich maneuver, likely saving the woman’s life. After the dramatic moment, the woman is seen hugging the officer and crying. Watch:
No ticket was given after the ordeal. However, a warning was still issued.
At Tabooya, we love seeing police officers getting the recognition they deserve as public servants, and we believe officer Gates did a heroic job.
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