A distraught woman ran into the police station with her 9-week-old Saint Bernard puppy that was choking on food. When officers came around the corner, they found the puppy was not breathing, limp, and unresponsive.
After 10 minutes of administering back blows and chest compressions, they were able to clear the dog’s throat. The dog was provided with oxygen by firefighters in the lobby.
“Ultimately, a life was saved thanks to rescuers falling back on their training and remaining calm. Even though we are not faced with this kind of incident every day, the officers reacted just as they would in any emergency situation,” Police Chief Michael P. Murphy said. “We are hopeful that the puppy will make a full recovery.”