Typically, a vehicle traveling 80 mph in a 45-mph area will be pulled over on reckless driving charges. At least, that’s what one police officer was planning to do when he gave chase to a speeding Chevy Camaro. Instead, he stumbled across a much direr situation.
After witnessing a Camaro blast by him, Officer Brenden Fraser of Warren, Michigan quickly caught up and stopped directly behind the muscle car. To his surprise, the driver franticly tried getting his attention. After coming up to the window, Officer Fraser found a woman with a choking child in the passenger seat, and immediately took action to save the child’s life.
Officer Fraser grabbed the child from the car and began patting his back in an attempt to dislodge whatever was obstructing the airways. After a few taps, the child responded and began to slowly breathe again. From there, another officer took control and sped the child away to the local hospital, where he was able to make a full recovery and eventually return home with his family.
“I put him on my forearm and administered a few back blows to him,” Officer Fraser stated. “Saliva and I don’t know what it was kind of regurgitated out onto my arm.”
In response to Officer Fraser’s quick thinking, many people across the web praised the way in which he handled the situation, and attempted to console the mother. In fact, the local Police Department is set to nominate Officer Fraser with a life-saving award.
“Officer Fraser’s actions on this traffic stop are nothing short of heroic,” Commissioner Dwyer said in a prepared statement. “This incident shows that police work and traffic stops are not always about writing tickets or making arrests. In this case, what started off as a traffic stop for speeding resulted in Officer Fraser saving a child’s life.”