#WyoStrong: Lander Police Officer recognized for saving choking infants life

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Lander Police Department Patrol Sergeant Garrett Millington is being recognized for his heroic work on February 15th. Millington was able to save an infant’s life after performing pediatric CPR.

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Details from the Lander Police Department Facebook page…

On Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Lander Police Chief Thomas Shroyer presented Patrol Sergeant Garrett Millington with a lifesaving award for his heroic efforts on February 15, 2019. Sergeant Millington was dispatched to a residence in Lander for a report of an infant choking. Upon arrival, Sergeant Millington found the infant to be blue in the face, unresponsive and not breathing. Sergeant Millington performed Pediatric CPR on the infant. Sergeant Millington was able to dislodge the foreign object from the infant’s airway without further incident. The infant was then able to breathe on his own and his color returned to normal. Due to Sergeant Millington’s lifesaving efforts, he was able to save the infant’s life. Sergeant Millington’s efforts also saved this family from years of heartbreak. Congratulations to Sergeant Garrett Millington for a job well done! Along with Chief Shroyer, His Honor, the Mayor of Lander, Monte Richardson was present during the award presentation.

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