- Dayvon Johnson, an 11-year-old boy from Oklahoma, US, was feted by police and school board after saving to lives
- First, he performed a Heimlich manoeuvre on a schoolmate who was choking on a bottle cap
- He was not done as later in the day, Johnson saved a disabled woman from a burning house
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A young boy has been feted for his acts of heroism that might have saved two lives.
11-year-old Dayvon Johnson from Oklahoma, in the US, was recognised by the police chief after first rescuing a classmate who was choking on a bottle cap by performing the Heimlich manoeuvre.
Late in the day, Johnson saved a woman living with a disability from a burning house.
Johnny Teehee, Muskogee city police chief, gave the boy an honorary award for his acts of heroism on Tuesday, December 14.
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They shared a photo of Johnson receiving the award from the top cop and captioned it:
“The Muskogee Police Department, Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office and Muskogee Public Schools honoured Johnson Tuesday as an honorary member of the police and sheriff’s departments.
He saved the lives of two people in one day. Way to go!”
The young boy’s mother said she was not surprised by his actions as he plans on becoming an emergency medical technician just like his brother when he is older.
Johnson’s principal also labelled him a hero, with the young man expressing joy after receiving the recognition.
“I felt good, excited,” he said.
Netizens lauded his actions by writing:
“Kid must have some damn good parents. Doing those things at that age is amazing.”
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Rochelle M Riggins:
“What an amazing person! Well deserved!”
“The world needs more people like you.”
“Congratulations. Great job. Saving two lives. Made his mother proud, she raised a great son.”
“Congratulations on doing a great thing what an amazing story.”
Girl saves family
Briefly News previously reported that a 4-year-old girl saved her family’s house from getting burned down.
She was busy dancing in the living room when she noticed smoke coming from the kitchen. She rushed there and alerted her father, who came hurriedly and threw out the burning kitchen appliance.
The young girl was celebrated widely by many people for saving her family.
Source: Briefly News