Officers honored for saving choking victim at Charleston Riverdogs game

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Two Charleston police officers will be recognized after saving an individual who was choking and in distress at a Charleston Riverdogs game.

Lt. Matthew Wojslawowicz and Officer Aubrey Richardson will be recognized by the Charleston Riverdogs in front of the dugout, according to Public Information Officer Charles Francis. 

During last night’s Riverdogs game, Lt. Wojslawowicz and Officer Richardson were approached by an individual who was choking and in distress, Francis added.

Without hesitation, Officer Richardson administered the Heimlich Maneuver for several minutes until the food item was dislodged, Francis stated.  At the time the item was finally ejected, the individual had started to go limp.

The ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. in front of the Riverdogs dugout.

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