Reidsville Police Department Officer Saves a Life
Gang detective Christopher Hall was eating at El Parral when restaurant employees motioned for him to come to the rescue of a chocking woman.
Hall said the woman was so calm, as he was approaching her, he wasn’t sure what was wrong until the woman’s husband said she couldn’t breathe. Hall asked the woman if she could breathe and she shook her head and couldn’t talk or cough.
“Her airway was completely cut off,” Hall said. “She wasn’t able to breathe in or out.”
Hall told the woman to stand up and he began the Heimlich maneuver.
Hall was eating with officer Jamie Allen at the time and told him to get EMS and the fire department en route for assistance.
Hall said the Heimlich maneuver wasn’t effective at first, but eventually he was able to remove the food and the woman could breathe again.
She still was unable to speak, but Hall said she responded to questions.
The fire department came shortly after and evaluated her to make sure she was okay.
She signed a waiver saying she didn’t need to go to the hospital.
Later Hall was hailed as a hero once word of his good deed reached police department headquarters.
“It really wasn’t that big of a deal,” Hall said.