SC trooper honored for saving 2-year-old's life

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on March 28, 2013 at 8:43 PM

BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. (AP) -- A state trooper from Florence is the South Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper of the Year for saving a life when he thought he was just going to be writing a ticket for running a red light.
 
Senior Trooper William McInville was honored Thursday for rescuing a choking 2-year-old while on patrol in June.
 
McInville says he saw a driver run a red light and nearly cause a wreck. When he stopped the car, a mother ran out holding her son and saying he wasn't breathing. McInville performed the Heimlich maneuver on the child and a piece of candy popped out.
 
The child recovered. Doctors say the boy would have likely suffered brain damage if his mother had kept driving to the hospital.

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