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SRO saves choking student at Bessemer City High School

Police said SRO Thompson also played a vital role in assisting an adult in a previous emergency situation prior to this one.

BESSEMER CITY, N.C. — Shout out to one of Bessemer City High School's security resource officers.

Gaston County Police said SRO Thomspon displayed quick action and was able to save a student at Bessemer City High School who was choking by using the Heimlich Maneuver. 

Police said Thompson also played a vital role in assisting an adult in a previous emergency situation prior to this one. 

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"Thank you SRO Thompson for your calm,  courageous & fast actions in both situations that truly helped save lives," the Police Department wrote on Facebook. "We, along with the community, are blessed to have you." 

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Recognizing one of our amazing School Resource Officers. SRO Thompson displayed quick action & was able to save a...

Posted by Gaston County Police on Tuesday, September 12, 2023


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