‘Right place, right time’: Orlando officer honored for saving infant’s life

ORLANDO, Fla. — A police officer credited with saving an infant’s life at an Orlando grocery store in June was honored Wednesday.

Orlando police officer James Falbo was in a local grocery store on June 12 picking up some lunch, when he was told there was an emergency in a dining area.


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When Falbo got to the dining area, he found a family in crisis and an 11-month-old infant not breathing.

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Falbo found that the infant was choking on some food and he immediately jumped in to help save the child.

At a ceremony on Wednesday, Orlando Police Chief Eric Smith presented Falbo with a lifesaving award for his actions.

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Matt Reeser

Matt Reeser, WFTV.com

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.