It’s not often that you end up being really thankful when a cop pulls you over for running a red light, but that is exactly what one woman is feeling now.
This dashcam footage shows Kalamazoo, Michigan, Public Safety Officer Jason Gates pull over a woman for a red light violation. Officer Gates thought at first she was trying to get out of a ticket but he quickly realized the woman was in serious respiratory distress. Gates asked the woman if she was okay, and when he realized she’s was trouble, he administers a couple of back blows. When that didn’t work, Gates quickly pulled the woman from the car and administered the Heimlich maneuver. Within seconds, the food was dislodged and the woman’s life saved.
Watch the incredible dash cam footage below:
Officer Gates said he knows some people are calling him a hero after the incident, but it doesn’t appear the attention has gone to his head. “I’m sure this happens to police officers all the time, but rarely does this get caught on a dash cam,” Gates humbly told a room of reporters during a press conference at KDPS headquarters. “I just feel like I did what I’m paid to do. I’m glad for her that I happened to be there.”
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