CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A local police officer is being recognized for saving a choking victim's life with the Heimlich maneuver.
Senior Officer Javier Segovia was recognized by the Corpus Christi Police Department Thursday for his life-saving efforts on April 2. He was awarded the Life Saving Ribbon.
According to officials, Segovia was eating lunch while on duty when he observed a man in the restaurant coughing, choking on his food, and waving his hands in panic.
Segovia administered the Heimlich maneuver, successfully dislodging the food from his throat.