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Dover Police Cadet Credited with Saving Life 5-18-16

A member of the Dover Police Cadet Program is responsible for saving the life of a 74-year-old man during an incident that occurred on May 14th at the Dover Library.  Cadet Thomas Rivera was working a security detail at the Dover Library as closing time neared.  While making security checks in the building, Rivera heard a strange noise coming from the men’s room and discovered the 74-year-old man inside, turning blue and having difficulty breathing.  The man signaled to Rivera that he was choking and Rivera immediately gave him the Heimlich maneuver, dislodging the item from his throat and helping the man breathe again.  The Dover Police Department’s Cadet Program is in its second year and has frequently been used for security details at the library, downtown foot patrols, special events/parades, and other functions.