Rookie Cop Saves Tot Choking on Halloween Candy
South Bay toddler alive thanks to a quick-thinking cop
Published at 10:39 PM PST on Nov 1, 2009 | Updated at 7:21 AM PST on Nov 2, 2009
Officer Matthew Bordoni has been on the San Jose police force for less than a year but he is already being called a hero.
Bordoni and two other officers were checking street vendor licenses in East San Jose around 10 a.m. Sunday when Bordoni spotted a toddler having trouble breathing.
He patted the boy on the back, but the 2-year-old started turning blue.
That's when Bordoni performed a successful Heimlich maneuver that sent a piece of Halloween candy flying out of the boy's mouth.
The boy, who was not injured, was released to his parents.