RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME: INDIANA STATE TROOP ER SAVES CHOKING MAN
An Indiana State Police trooper was a little out of his jurisdiction, but that didn’t stop him from saving a man’s life while on vacation with his family in Minnesota.
Master Trooper Glen Fifield of the Northwest Indiana Lowell post was with his family at the Mall of America in Minneapolis over the weekend and was eating breakfast at a hotel early Saturday morning, according to Indiana State Police.
“Fifield’s daughter told him about a man sitting behind them that appeared to be in distress,” a statement from ISP said. The trooper saw the man “hunched over and drooling, trying to put his finger down his throat.”
He asked if the man was OK but got no answer, and then asked family members and they “told him to please help him,” ISP said.
Fifield performed abdominal thrusts and on the third one, the food became dislodged and the man was able to stand up straight. He had the man sit down, catch his breath and sip some water slowly.
Master Trooper Glen Fifield