While dining at a Bricktown restaurant earlier this month, Capt. Bill Patten used quick judgment to save a babys life.
A 16-month-old girl let out a cry and fell to the ground near the officer. Mia Perales mother panicked as she realized her daughter was choking on a piece of candy, according to a post by Oklahoma City Police Department to its Facebook page.
Patten briefly spoke to Rosa Perales before patting Mia hard on her back to dislodge a mint stuck in the toddlers airway, reported KOCO.com.
Rosa was thankful for the officers quick response and told KFOR.com, Oh, I was so lucky, so blessed that he was there. Like any mother knows, Rosas baby means everything to her.
I just want to say thank you so much. You saved my daughters life, and shes everything to me, she said.
Kudos to Patten for using his quick wits to save a life.
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