Trooper saves toddler

The State Troopers PBA congratulates Trooper Eric Tyson, whose heroic actions saved the life of a toddler who was choking. Trooper Tyson should be commended for his quick actions at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, where the child was with her family at an auto show. Below is an article from the web site of The Journal News, which reported the story. The PBA would also like to thank Sgt. John Antonelli for passing along this story to us.

Trooper saves choking child at Javits Center auto show


(Original publication: April 9, 2007)

NEW YORK – A New York state trooper is being hailed as a hero after saving the life of a toddler who was choking at a car show at the Jacob Javits Center, state police said today.

The 22-month-old Lodi, N.J., girl was attending the New York International Auto Show on Saturday around 5 p.m. at the convention center when her parents noticed that she was turning blue and not breathing.

Trooper Eric J. Tyson, who was assigned to the show, responded and took the toddler from her father and began to perform life-saving techniques, police said. He cleared a blockage and the girl soon regained consciousness.

She was taken by ambulance to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan, where she was treated and released.