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Piscataway: Off-Duty State Trooper Saves Choking Infant Neighbor

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Trooper Robert Meyer with Baby Elizabeth Credits: New Jersey State Police Facebook Page
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PISCATAWAY, NJ – New Jersey State Police recognized one of their own for his life saving efforts when he used a bulb syringe to clear the airways of a two-week-old infant who was choking.

In their Monday Facebook post, State Police said Trooper Robert Meyer, a Piscataway resident, was asleep early Saturday afternoon after working a night shift when a neighbor came to his home for help with her granddaughter. She had seen his marked trooper car parked outside.

“Without putting on a pair of shoes, Trooper Meyer immediately responded to his neighbor’s home, which was four houses away,” officials said in the post. “Upon his arrival, the baby was blue and struggling to breathe.”

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The off-duty trooper used the bulb syringe to clear the baby’s nose and mouth of mucus that blocked her breathing.

“Baby Elizabeth was transported to an area hospital where she was treated and released the same day,” said officials. “Elizabeth suffered no serious injuries, and she is expected to make a full recovery.”

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