The Lynchburg (VA) Police Department posted a series of pictures on social media showing Officer Austin Rowland receiving hugs from a family of woman whose life he had saved. - Image courtesy of Lynchburg (VA) Police Department / Facebook. 

The Lynchburg (VA) Police Department posted a series of pictures on social media showing Officer Austin Rowland receiving hugs from a family of woman whose life he had saved.

Image courtesy of Lynchburg (VA) Police Department / Facebook. 

An officer with the Lynchburg (VA) Police Department who helped save the life of a woman was reunited with her family over the weekend.

The agency said on Facebook, "Earlier this summer, Officer Mike Johnson and Officer Austin Rowland were handling a late night call for service when a resident started choking and turning blue. Officer Rowland jumped into action, performing the Heimlich maneuver and saving her life. She recently reached back out to Officer Johnson because she and her daughters wanted to do something special and thank the officer who saved her life."

The social media post included a collage of pictures of the reunion, showing the family members giving hugs to Officer Rowland at a local Walmart store.

The Facebook post concluded, "We're grateful for the quick action of Officer Rowland and for relationships like this that make our city so special."

 

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