Off Duty Cop Saves Choking Woman at Bucks County, PA Restaurant
I bet Lower Moreland Township Police Officer Sean McCoy didn't expect a lunch date with his wife to turn out quite like it did late last week.
According to The Patch, the 12-year veteran on the force had the day off from work and decided to take his wife to P.F. Chang's in Warrington because they had a gift card to use that they'd been saving.
Just as their appetizers arrived at the table another restaurant patron seated nearby tried to get his attention by tapping him on the arm. It was an elderly woman with her napkin covering her mouth. Hmmm...the officer remembers wondering what she needed and then his wife caught on that she was chocking.
Even though he was off duty, he did what any good citizen would do. McCoy instantly jumped up to help the woman in distress. He performed the Heimlich Maneuver and after a few rounds, he was able to free the food that was stuck in her throat.
McCoy stayed with the woman until first responders arrived to make sure she was ok.
McCoy told The Patch, "It's one of those things you see on TV, but how often does it really happen? I was just happy to be there to be able to help." I bet the woman was happy too. Phew.
I was in a steak restaurant once a few years ago when a woman started to choke. It was so scary. Her boyfriend started yelling for help. I could see the woman wasn't able to breath. Thank goodness many people acted immediately to help her. She too was ok.
Officer McCoy, you're a hero. Thank you.
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