An NJ State Trooper who was off-duty was hailed a local hero after the man saved the life of a two-week-old infant who was choking to death. The man had just returned home from a late-night shift when one of his neighbors asked him to save the life of his child.
NJ State Trooper Was Fast Asleep When Duty Called
Robert Meyer, a New Jersey State Trooper, has proved that the police force does a whole lot more than arresting bad guys. As Meyer recalled, on Saturday afternoon, he returned from a tiresome late-night shift and decided to hit the sack.
Moments later, he heard someone knocking frantically on the front door. With his bedclothes still on, the NJ State Trooper went to the front door to see who was calling. Outside, he found a terrified man, begging him for help.
When Meyer asked the man what happened, he told the off-duty state trooper that her two-week-old granddaughter Elizabeth was chocking and that he didn’t know what to do. The distressed neighbor also told him that this happened soon after he finished feeding Elizabeth, who started vomiting and chocking.
While in his bedclothes and no shoes on, the NJ State Trooper rushed to his neighbor’s house in order to save the life of the two-week-old infant. According to Meyer, when he arrived at the house, Elizabeth was blue in the face, and that she had trouble breathing.
Meyer explained to the man and his family that the child’s airways became blocked and asked the family for a pump. The father gave Meyer the pump, and in just a matter of seconds, Elizabeth was breathing without any issues.
After clearing Elizabeth’s airways, the state trooper called 911 and rushed the infant to the hospital.
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