A hero Police Community Support Officer has been praised for saving a second child’s life.
At around 2.30pm on Saturday 20 June 2015, PCSO Adam Cleaver was on community patrol at Kingsleigh Primary School’s summer fete in Bournemouth when he was asked to help a girl who was choking.
PCSO Cleaver, of Winton Safer Neighbourhood Team, rushed across the playground and found four-year-old Emily Williams struggling to breathe after eating a hotdog.
Adam sprung into action and began using the life-saving skills he’d been taught during his training with Dorset Police to help Emily.
He said: “Emily was not breathing and looked very panicked and red in the face.
“Emily’s mum had already started first aid and I took over to administer four back slaps. Each time I looked to see if the obstruction had cleared.
“It was only on the fourth slap that I managed to dislodge the food and she began to breathe again.
“I am just happy that I was there at the right place at the right time again. It is great to put the first aid skills I have learned from my job to the test and help someone in trouble.”
Emily’s mum Donna Wilson, of Brierley Road, said: “Emily was struggling to breathe and I was slapping her back but the blockage just wasn’t budging. Someone went to get Adam and he rushed over, knelt down to listen to her breathing and got it out practically straight away.
“I was starting to get really worried about what was going to happen but Adam did a really good job. We are so very thankful to him.”
Donna, 41, said Emily didn’t require hospital treatment after the incident and asked to find Adam to say thank you to him.
This incident is the second time PCSO Cleaver has helped save a child’s life.
In September 2014 he came to the aid of a 17-month-old toddler who was choking on a piece of pasta. The boy wasn’t breathing and his heart had stopped.
PCSO Cleaver used his life-saving skills to resuscitate the boy who went on to make a full recovery.
He won a Royal Humane Society Award for his actions that day.
North Bournemouth Neighbourhood Inspector Andy Edwards said: “We are incredibly proud of Adam who has used his first aid techniques to such good effect twice in a relatively short period. This clearly demonstrates his true professionalism even in the most stressful of situations. We are very lucky to have him as part of the team.”
Meet the Hero PCSO, Paramedic and Sainsbury’s Staff who saved mum on Christmas Eve
Earlier this week we reported the ‘Arnison Angels’ saved a mum who collapsed and stopped breathing on a Christmas shopping trip with her family has met the ‘Arnison angels’ who saved her life.
Catherine Maguire, 48, was shopping with her husband and three children on Christmas Eve at Sainsbury’s Durham’s Arnison Centre when she suddenly collapsed.
The alarm was raised by staff and first aider Janet Atkinson, a Sainsbury’s employee, came to Catherine’s aid.
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She was followed by husband and wife Durham Constabulary PSCOs Debbie Sadler-Knox and Malcom Knox who happened to be patrolling in the area.
Janet and Debbie gave Catherine CPR and were joined by another Sainsbury’s employee, Lee White.
A short time later, off-duty paramedic Stephen Tate (pictured with Debbie, Catherine, her husband John and their three daughters) saw what was happening and also assisted.
As luck would have it the store had a portable defibrillator which was used on Catherine, who had suffered a heart attack.
She was then airlifted to James Cook University Hospital by the Great North Air Ambulance.
Thankfully Catherine, from Framwellgate Moor, is now recovering well from the near-death experience due to the quick actions of all involved.
She said: “I can’t thank everyone enough. From the Sainsbury’s staff to police, to the health services.
“Everyone was just fantastic and really did save my life.”
PSCO Debbie Sadler-Knox said: “When I saw what was happening, the training just kicked in and thankfully everything turned out ok.
“It is just great to see Catherine here with her family in much happier circumstances.”
Alan Horujko Hero cop saves students from brutal murder during campus attack
A hero cop has been named as Police Officer Alan Horujko. He put others first during a knife attack at an Ohio State University.
The officer immediately responded to reports that a car had ploughed into pedestrians and began attacking people with a butcher’s knife.
Fearing mass murder Officer Horujko shot dead the attacker moments after the incident begun.
The attacked has been named as a Somali-born student at the university, 18-year-old Abdul Razak Ali Artan.
He started attacking people with a knife but was shot in less than a minute by the officer who was nearby.
It is believed two people were being treated for stab wounds, four were injured by the car and two others were being treated for cuts, university officials said.
Police are treating the incident as a terror attack.
Hero Cops save girls life of girl who wanted to kill herself
Two fast-thinking police officers have helped saved the life of a girl who text her mate saying she wanted to end her life. Officers were quickly alerted and began searching for the girl.
The officers were alerted to the incident in the early hours of November 14, when Police Constables Daryl Jones and Mark Bullock, from Southend’s Local Policing Team, were patrolling Southend.
With the clock against them, the officers began searching the area and found a girl who matched the description. She had walked four miles from her home alone after sneaking out in the middle of the night and was on her way to Southend town centre to harm herself. The pair pulled over and approached the girl cautiously.
Upon seeing the officers, the girl broke down and became upset. Daryl and Mark reassured her that they were there to help her. After calmly engaging with the girl, the officers managed to negotiate with her to get in the police car so they could get her out of the cold and talk to her.
She spoke openly with Daryl and Mark about the difficulties she had been experiencing and how she had text her friend in the hope that the friend would get help for her.
She thanked the officers for finding her so quickly and the pair reassured her that they would get her the further help she needed.
Daryl waited with her whilst Mark made a difficult call to her parents to inform them of the situation and that their daughter had not come to any harm. Her dad thanked the officers for finding his daughter so quickly and ensuring her safety.
The girl was taken to a mental health suite for assessment and her parents thanked the officers again for finding their daughter so quickly and getting her the help she needed.
Daryl said: “I’ve never seen more of a genuine reaction for help from someone than when the young girl broke down when she saw myself and Mark and knew we were there to help her.”
Mark said: “We were just fortunate that we were in the right place at the right time and were able to locate her and help her, I have no doubt if we hadn’t of found her it would have been a different outcome.”
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