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Video: Indiana Officer Saves Toddler's Life First Day On The Job

January 16, 2018  | 

VIDEO: Indiana Officer Saves Toddler's Life First Day On The Job

An Indiana officer saved a child's life his first day on the job.

Around noon on Friday, Officer Richard Mayer and his fellow officers had just sat down to lunch at a Chik-fil-A restaurant in Hobart, IN, when Melanie Hassee rushed over holding her 15-month-old daughter Charlotte in her arms. She said she wasn't breathing and thought she was choking, reports WGN.

"She looked purple in the face," Officer Mayer said. "I grabbed her. Officer Ramos was next to me and flipped her over. We did the back slaps, three to four of them. It was an apple that was dislodged from her throat and we knew she was breathing again."

"I'm just so thankful he was there at the right time," Melanie says. "I don't think this was a coincidence that this was his first day. I think he was meant to be somebody who protects and who saves and I'm just so thankful for him."

Officer Mayer says he has a 1-year-old daughter of his own and has actually used this same baby Heimlich Maneuver on her before.


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kevcopaz @ 1/16/2018 5:52 PM

GREAT JOB ROOK! God sometimes places us in the right place at the right time. Good way to start your career brother!. PS Chik Fil-a is VERY pro LEO and is an outstanding business for us and the community!.

Jon Retired LEO @ 1/17/2018 10:23 AM

Finally! A heartwarming story pro-law enforcement! Good job officer Mayer, your first aid training paid off in a big way. We don't have any Chic-Fil-A restaurants where I live but I have eaten in them in Omaha, Nebraska which is my birth home and they are very good!

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