Law enforcement officers are challenged daily while answering the call of duty; they face each encounter freely and unselfishly. In certain instances, their actions warrant special attention from their respective departments. The Bulletin also wants to recognize those situations that transcend the normal rigors of the profession.
New Jersey State Police Trooper Robert Meyer was asleep after working a night shift. His neighbor, after seeing a marked car parked outside, woke him to seek help for her 2-week-old granddaughter, who was choking and in distress.
Without hesitation, Trooper Meyer responded to the neighbor’s home, four houses away. Upon his arrival, he observed that the baby was blue and struggling to breathe. Using a bulb syringe provided by the grandmother, the trooper cleared the infant’s nose and mouth, which immediately cleared her airway of mucus that obstructed her breathing.
Shortly thereafter, local police and emergency medical personnel arrived to assist. After treatment at an area hospital, the baby was released.
Nominations for the Bulletin Notes should be based on either the rescue of one or more citizens or an arrest(s) made at unusual risk to an officer’s safety. Submissions should include a short write-up, a separate photograph of each nominee, and a letter from the department’s ranking officer endorsing the nomination. Submissions can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Editor, FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin, FBI Academy, Quantico, VA 22135.