NewburyportNews.com, Newburyport, MA

Z_CNHI News Service

October 17, 2013

Alert police officer saves 4-year-old

ASHTABULA, Ohio — A quick thinking police officer saved the life of a 4-year-old boy in this northwest Ohio city.

Officer Thomas Clemens Jr. was driving along Bunker Hill Road about 10:15 a.m. last Sunday, when he was waved down by the boy's frantic parents. The child was motionless and apparently choking, said Police Chief Robert Stell.

The officer began CPR until paramedics arrived. The child was taken to a Cleveland hospital, where Stell said he's listed in critical, but stable, condition.

“We were told the boy would not have made it without Officer Clemens’ efforts,” said Stell. “We are proud of him."

Clemens, 39, comes from a police family - his father and uncle worked for the Ashtabula department - and this isn't the first life he's saved. Three years ago he and Detective Jay Janek were recognized for saving a suicidal woman.

Details were reported by the Ashtabula, Ohio, Star Beacon.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Z_CNHI News Service

Offbeat
NDN Video
'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Sneak Peek NOW TRENDING: Peyton Manning dancing at practice Chapter Two: Designing for Naomi Watts Golden Sisters on '50 Shades' trailer: 'Look At That Chest!' "The Bachelorette" Makes Her Decision Thieves pick the wrong gas station to rob Staten Island Man's Emotional Dunk Over NYPD Car - @TheBuzzeronFOX GMA: Dog passes out from excitment to see owner Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Florida Keys Webcam Captures Turtles Hatching Morgan Freeman Sucks Down Helium on 'Tonight Show' Robin Wright Can Dance! (WATCH) She's Back! See Paris Hilton's New Carl's Jr. Ad Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now!
Special Features
NRA Waterfront Plans