Decatur officer saves choking infant

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

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Westside Eagle Observer/MIKE ECKELS Officer Randy Deason, Decatur Police Department, receives congratulations from Chief Joe Savage during the Decatur City Council meeting at Decatur City Hall Feb. 15. Deason received a commendation for saving the life of a three-month-old baby who was choking and unresponsive Jan. 2.

Westside Eagle Observer/MIKE ECKELS Officer Randy Deason, Decatur Police Department, receives congratulations from Chief Joe Savage during the Decatur City Council meeting at Decatur City Hall Feb. 15. Deason received a commendation for saving the life of a three-month-old baby who was choking and unresponsive Jan. 2.

DECATUR -- "Officer Deason followed his training and acted without hesitation. His actions were both necessary and deliberate. He was able to maintain his composure and demeanor in an emergency situation and, in doing so, saved the life of a child" was part of a commendation that was read during the Feb. 23 Decatur City Council meeting in the conference room at city hall.


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