Daviess County Deputy Praised After Saving Choking Boy

(WASHINGTON) – A Daviess County sheriff’s deputy is being praised for his quick actions while a 7-year-old boy was choking.

Autumn Akers was traveling on Troy Road late Wednesday afternoon when she looked in her rear view mirror and saw her 7-year-old son Alexis choking on a piece of candy and gasping for air
In a Facebook post, Akers said she pulled over and saw a sheriff’s deputy behind her. She waved him down, got her son out, and that’s when Daviess County Deputy Justin Williams did the Heimlich Maneuver, dislodging the candy from the boy’s throat.
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Deputy Williams says the boy was turning blue when his mother pulled him from the van. With a few thrusts, the candy dislodged clearing the boy’s airway.