Executive - Press Release

Posted on: May 10, 2015

NCCPD Officers Help Choking Child

Two New Castle County Police officers administered aid and removed an airway obstruction to a choking 1-year old child on Thursday May 7, 2015, saving the youngster's life.

The NCCPD officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Richards Lane, Newark, in reference to a young child that was choking. Officers Jennifer Escheman and Anthony Frye responded and upon arrival discovered the child to be limp, having difficulty breathing, and gurgling. The officers knew from training that those symptoms can indicate a possible airway obstruction. Officer Escheman took the child and began to administer back blows as indicated with a child of this size.

After several attempts the child began to cry indicating that the airway was open and obstruction removed. The New Castle County Paramedics arrived and continued treatment with a subsequent transport to Christiana Hospital.

The New Castle County Paramedics on scene advised that the officer’s first aid intervention and quick thinking improved the child’s well-being.

All New Castle County Police officers receive first responder training every year from the New Castle County Paramedics Division. This is an exemplary use of that training and quick thinking by the officers who responded.

-30-

Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email

Other News in Executive - Press Release

WOW! What is going on with the sun?

Posted on: August 16, 2017

Holiday event canceled at Carousel Park

Posted on: December 5, 2016
Mannequin Challenge moment (3).jpg

Donations sought for prom gown giveaway

Posted on: November 15, 2016

“Year of the Senior Citizen” Declared

Posted on: February 11, 2016

County resumes normal operating hours

Posted on: January 26, 2016

Fishing begins at Glasgow Park

Posted on: November 16, 2015
Isaiah Thompson.jpg

Plummer Center Escapee Captured

Posted on: June 10, 2015

Statement on Ordinance 15-015

Posted on: April 14, 2015

New Castle County Dog Licenses Due March 2

Posted on: February 25, 2015

Board of Adjustment Meeting Canceled

Posted on: January 22, 2015

Square Dance At Carousel Park Canceled

Posted on: November 13, 2014

Square Dance At Carousel Park Canceled

Posted on: November 13, 2014

Crime Alert: Phone Scam

Posted on: June 10, 2014

County’s New Website Now Live

Posted on: March 18, 2014

New Castle County Dog Licenses Due March 1

Posted on: February 24, 2014

New Castle County open on time

Posted on: February 14, 2014

New Castle County under State of Emergency

Posted on: February 14, 2014