11-year old gets honour for double heroic act in 24 hours
Davyon Johnson, an 11-year-old boy from Oklahoma saved a choking classmate and rescued a woman from a house fire in one day and was rewarded for his historic act.
Johnson was named an honorary member of both the sheriff’s office and the police force and was recognized by the board of education in his hometown of Muskogee, a city about 50 miles southeast of Tulsa.
According to the Office of the Muskogee County Sheriff, “Davyon performed the Heimlich maneuver on a classmate on December 9 and that evening helped a woman from her house that was on fire.”
Davyon performed an abdominal thrust also known as the Heimlich maneuver — on a classmate at the 6th & 7th Grade Academy at Ben Franklin, according to the Enid News & Eagle.
Davyon’s school principal Latricia Dawkins, said, “Davyon immediately sprinted over and did the Heimlich maneuver. From the account of the witnesses, when he did it, the bottle cap popped out.”
Davyon said that he had learned the maneuver on YouTube and encouraged others to learn it in case of emergencies.
Later that same day, Davyon saved a woman from a burning house. He said he saw her with her walker on her porch and crossed the street to help her get into her truck and leave.
“I thought, ‘Oh, she’s not moving fast enough,’ ” he told Tulsa’s News on 6. “So I ran across the street and helped her to her truck.”