Roswell police officer Matthew Perry saved a 14-year-old Roswell boy from choking.
Perry is apart of RPD’s Traffic Enforcement Unit and has been with RPD for around seven years. Police say Perry was patrolling on Norcross Street Nov. 4, when he noticed a vehicle was stopped in a turn lane, its driver was honking the horn and flashing the headlights.
Perry pulled over and was met by a frantic mother, who alerted him that her 14-year-old was in the front seat and was actively choking on food. The officer was able to get the child out of the vehicle and quickly perform the Heimlich maneuver, effectively saving his life.
After a few seconds the boy was able to breathe again.