Bayport Police Officer to Receive Lifesaving Award

A Bayport police officer will receive a Lifesaving Award next month after performing the Heimlich maneuver on a woman was choking on food while she was at home with her young children.

Officer Zach Lund responded to a medical call in the Inspiration housing development at about 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, according to a police report. Lund arrived on the scene within three minutes of the call.

When Lund arrived, the “panicked woman” ran toward him with her hands around her throat indicating that she could not breathe, the police report states. “She collapsed into his arms with her scared children looking on.”

Lund performed the Heimlich maneuver and was able to dislodge the food item from the woman’s throat, Bayport Police Chief Laura Eastman told the Pioneer Press.

Lund will receive a Lifesaving Award at the Jan. 5 Bayport City Council meeting.