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Dane County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Performs Heimlich on Inmate

May 14, 2008
RELEASE Contact: Elise Schaffer, PIO Phone: (608) 284-6142 Email:
Sheriff's Office

For the second time this week, a Dane County Sheriff’s Deputy working in the jail has performed life saving efforts on an inmate. This morning while supervising the breakfast service in the Public Safety Building portion of the Dane County Jail, a deputy observed an inmate gasping for air. The deputy quickly assessed that the inmate was choking on a piece of bread and performed the Heimlich maneuver, dislodging the food. A jail nurse examined the 29 year-old man after the incident and determined there was no need for further medical attention. The Public Safety Building jail houses inmates in pods that are supervised by one deputy. In this case, the pod can hold up to 48 inmates at any given time.
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