On April 4th around noon, Airline High School bookkeeper Sheila Rivers was in the school kitchen area of the administrative hallway and began choking and signaling for help.  Airline High School Resource officer Deputy Matthew Reger noticed her distress and administered the Heimlich maneuver.  After several attempts of the maneuver, the obstruction blocking Mrs. Rivers' airway was dislodged, saving her life.

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Mrs. Rivers stated:

I am grateful that he saw me and helped me get that piece of cauliflower out

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Deputy Reger said:

This is a part of our training, I am glad that I was there and able to help

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Deputy Reger was presented with a commendation proclamation from the office of Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry by Mrs. Laura Seabaugh.  This is the seventh accomodation awarded to Deputy Reger, who has received recognition from local, state and federal governmental levels.

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