Richard Mayer is an Indiana police officer, fresh on the job. He first day at work was this past Friday, and he sure had a heck of a first day. Maybe more so than Ethan Hawke from Training Day.
Officer Mayer and his coworkers were getting lunch Friday afternoon when a woman’s 1 year old daughter started to choke.
Without even thinking, Officer Mayer and another officer, Ramos, grabbed the little girl and performed the Heimlich Maneuver on her. Thankfully, they were able to force the food out of the little girl, it turned out to be a piece of apple.
It may be the first time on the job Officer Mayer has done this, but not the first time he has had to do the Heimlich Maneuver on a young child.
He has a 1 year old himself go through that same incident.