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Alumna Police Officer Saves Infant's Life

Posted: 05/02/2016 | 16:05 PM

A Columbus police officer was recognized for saving the life a choking infant during the City of Columbus Board of Public Works and Safety meeting held earlier today at Columbus City Hall.  On March 24, 2016 Columbus Police Officer Alyson Rech, Gamma Gamma, a three year veteran, responded to a report of a three week old child choking.  When Rech arrived at the residence, the infant was unresponsive and not breathing.  Rech immediately began Infant CPR and was able to get the child breathing without additional assistance.  Columbus Chief of Police Jonathan Rohde stated, “You remained focused throughout your response, which in turn, brought calm to a chaotic scene.” “You utilized the training that you received and your actions ultimately saved the infant’s life.” “Your supervisor referred to your actions as heroic and I’m sure there is a family in Columbus today that agrees.”  During the ceremony, Rech received a Letter of Commendation from Chief Rohde for her life saving efforts.