Boston Police report an off-duty officer waiting in line at the KFC on American Legion Highway in Roslindale a couple of weeks ago sprang into action when another man rushed up to the counter.
Police say that once Officer Peter Cazeau realized the man, Alexander Lisek, 45, of Roslindale was choking - he had his hands up by his throat - and not getting ready to argue about an order - he got behind him and applied the Heimlich Maneuver:
In short time, Mr. Lisek regained his breath after regurgitating a chicken bone that had lodged in his throat. After guiding Mr. Lisek to a nearby chair, a relieved Cazeau asked him if he was okay and, not surprisingly, was thrilled when he heard the following six words, “Thank you. You saved my life.”