School resource deputy saves choking student, receives award in Gordon County

Sgt. Elbert Shelley was awarded after he saved a student from choking.
Sgt. Elbert Shelley was awarded after he saved a scholar from choking.(Gordon County Sheriff’s Workplace)

ATLANTA, Ga. – A college useful resource deputy has been topped a hero after he saved a choking scholar at Sonoraville Excessive College, in keeping with the Gordon County sheriff.

Sgt. Elbert Shelley was on obligation Thursday when he seen a scholar struggling. He carried out the Heimlich Maneuver on him, dislodging meals from the scholar’s throat, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned. Then he known as for assist, staying with the scholar till medical personnel arrived.

Shelley had fortunately simply obtained emergency cardiopulmonary medical response coaching in August alongside the remainder of his colleagues on the Gordon County Sheriff’s Workplace.

“His swift response and efficient life-saving abilities had been exemplary,” Sonoraville Excessive College Principal Amy Stewart mentioned. “We’re grateful for the presence of officers from the Gordon County Sheriff’s Workplace in our colleges and their dedication to the welfare of our college students. This incident serves as a reminder of the significance of getting skilled professionals like Officer Shelley on our campus.”

On Friday, Sheriff Mitch Ralston introduced Shelley with the workplace’s Meritorious Service Award. Shelley was additionally acknowledged for exemplary service in 2021 by the Atlanta Scottish Ceremony.

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