CAUGHT ON CAM: Officer saves woman from choking during traffic stop
By Jay Dillon
Caught on tape, a police officer is being hailed a hero, after saving a woman who was choking during a traffic stop.After spotting the woman commit a red light violation, officer Jason Bates pulled right in behind her."I didn't really intend to issue a ticket but I didn't think I wasn't really doing my job if I didn't stop and talk to her," Bates said.He asked her how she was doing and even thought she was trying to get out of a ticket. That's when he realized she was choking.'I tried to dislodge the item from her throat by hitting her on the back, when that didn't work, I got her out and I used the Heimlich Maneuver for the first time in my nine year police career and it worked."It lasted about a minute but the piece of sausage dislodged . The woman was able to clear her throat.She did not get a ticket.
KOKH Fox 25 provides, news, sports, weather and local event coverage in Oklahoma City and surrounding areas, including McLoud, Shawnee, Tecumseh, Seminole, Wewoka, Maud, Asher, Wanetted, Goldsby, Norman, Blanchard, Chickasha, Pauls Valley, Purcell, Andarko, Bridgeport, Lawton, Duncan, Okarche, Kingfisher, Guthrie Stillwater and Cushing, Oklahoma.