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Des Plaines officer lauded for saving choking child

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  • From left, Des Plaines Police Sgt. Dan Shanahan, Mayor Matt Bogusz, and Police Chief William Kushner pose for a photograph after Shanahan was presented with the Life Saving Award at the Aug. 5 city council meeting.

      From left, Des Plaines Police Sgt. Dan Shanahan, Mayor Matt Bogusz, and Police Chief William Kushner pose for a photograph after Shanahan was presented with the Life Saving Award at the Aug. 5 city council meeting.
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Des Plaines Police Sgt. Dan Shanahan was recognized with a Life Saving Award at the Aug. 5 city council meeting for saving the life of a child. At about 5 p.m. June 27, Shanahan and other Des Plaines police officers responded to an Ash Street address for a report of a child choking. Upon arrival, Shanahan found a 2-year-old boy unresponsive and not breathing, Police Chief William Kushner said. Shanahan administered the infant Heimlich maneuver on the child, clearing his airway, he said. The boy began breathing on his own and regained consciousness. He was transported to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge where he was treated and released.

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