A sheriff’s deputy pulling over an erratic driver had no idea how much his assistance was needed.
Deputy Sheriff Patrick Ficke of the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office was conducting a traffic stop on I-25. The driver pulled over and jumped out of the car, prompting Ficke to run over. There, he saw that the driver’s 1-year-old was turning purple. It turns out the little girl was choking on a Cheeto.
Ficke quickly called for an ambulance and checked the child’s airway. He found it obstructed. He started doing the Heimlich maneuver for infants to try to clear it.
Today, the little girl is doing great. The family is very thankful that the sheriff’s deputy was there to save her.