[WATCH] This Police Officer Didn’t Realize His Body Camera Was On, Here’s What Happened Next


While police body cams may be controversial, they can be very helpful when trying to determine what really happened when a suspect accuses a police officer of mistreatment. Lesser known is how they can reveal acts of bravery and valiance by our nation’s finest. Recently, one of those cams was accidentally turned on…

RightWingNews has this to say:

While police body cams may be controversial, they can be very helpful when trying to determine what really happened when a suspect accuses a police officer of mistreatment. Lesser known is how they can reveal acts of bravery and valiance by our nation’s finest. Recently, one of those cams was accidentally turned on when an off-duty police officer saved the life of a small child.

IJ Review reports,

 The three-year-old boy in this video, Damian Valencia, could have died while choking on a jawbreaker candy if it weren’t for off-duty police officer Quinn Averett.

When Damian’s parents realized their son was choking, they panicked and brought him into Green Valley Grocery in Mesquite, Nevada, where the cashier called 911.

Officer Averett was only a block away when the call came in. He rushed to the scene, put Damian upside down on his knee, and used a reverse Heimlich maneuver to free the candy from his throat.

But Averett didn’t realize that he’d accidentally switched on his body camera, which captured all of this incredible footage on video.

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, fortunately these body cams often serve to uplift and exonerate police officers. Averett will be honored by the Mesquite city police department with a Life Saving award. Watch the incredible video below, which begins with surveillance video showing the boy’s parents rushing him into the store in a panic.

H/T RightWingNews.com





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