• Carver Student Saved by San Marino Police Officer During Lunch


    “The right place at the right time,” is all San Marino Police Corporal Robert Matthews would quietly allow yesterday when asked about his new role as a local hero following a life-saving Heimlich Maneuver he applied to a choking Carver student during Monday’s lunch recess.

    Matthews was working his daily on-campus beat when he was approached by approached by a seven-year-old boy, who was in apparent distress. Matthews immediately applied the Heimlich and dislodged the blockage, allowing the student to breathe again on his own.  Paramedics from the San Marino Fire Department quickly arrived, but the student was not transported.

    A hand-written note of appreciation addressed to Corp. Matthews  from the rescued student sat on Police Chief Tim Harrigan’s desk yesterday.

    “I give credit to the presence of mind of the student to seek out Corp. Matthews and also to Robert for knowing what to do,” said Harrigan. “We are all very thankful. The entire Carver staff has also been certified in First Aid and CPR and I am sure any of their staffers would have known what to do had Corp. Matthews not been available.”

    Harrigan said that the SMPD has   an ongoing cooperation with the schools and have provided liaison officers on campus for “a number of years. Corporal Matthews, as part of his normal activities, just happened to be there.”

    The chief also indicated he has been in increased contact with administrators at all campuses due to the recent string of shootings.

    “Our thanks and sincere appreciation to Officer Matthews,” Carver Principal Liz Hollingsworth said. “He saved [the student’s] life.”

    1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (2 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5)


    Loading ... Loading …

    Most Recent Comments
    1 Comment for this article
    Added: January 27, 2013. 4:44 AM

    Good job police

     
  • Make Music is quickly approaching once again and we are treated to another line up of great up and coming musical acts. The festivities take place this Saturday in Pasadena, June 7, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and is geared for people of all ages. Those in...
    Happy New Year! Rose Parade Float Trophy Winners...
    The San Marino 9-10 Softball All-Stars completed a magical run and finished 2nd in all of Southern California Little League. The local girls represented San Marino and all of District 17 – including Pasadena Southwest Little League and Pasadena America...
    Fifteen years ago, a handful of curious citizens assembled in front of The Tribune and watched as then-Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee and still-San Marino resident Lee Baca started the city’s inaugural 5K walk and run....
    Local fine artist Sam Nicholson is donating 25 percent of any of his paintings purchased by supporters of the Pasadena-headquartered non-profit Hillsides....
     
     
     
    Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin