A school resource officer was presented with an award after he saved a student who was choking while in the cafeteria of Grant High School in Fox Lake last month.
The incident occurred on September 28 while Fox Lake Police Officer Jonathan Cawley was on-duty serving as the high school’s resource officer.
Cawley observed from a distance that a student was choking in the cafeteria.
Other students and school staff were attempting to clear the blockage but were unsuccessful.
Cawley ran to the student’s aid, took charge of the situation and performed the Heimlich maneuver.
His actions cleared the blockage and restored the student’s breathing, saving her life, officials said.
The Village of Fox Lake said Cawley’s attention to duty and decisive actions are representative “of the highest traditions” of the Fox Lake Police Department.
Cawley was presented with a lifesaving award at a village board meeting on October 11.
Cawley was sworn in as a police officer for Fox Lake in January 2018, records show.