11-year-old honored for saving classmate from choking and woman from house fire in a single day

MUSKOGEE, Okla. — A sixth-grader in Oklahoma was given multiple awards after he saved two lives in a single day. Dayvon Johnson, 11, was named an honorary police officer, an honorary sheriff’s deputy, and a hero at the Muskogee School Board meeting, all for his actions on Dec. 9, CNN reported.

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While in school on Dec. 9, Dayvon Johnson used the Heimlich maneuver on a classmate, then that same evening he helped a woman from her house that was on fire, KOKI reported.

The principal at Dayvon’s school said another student got the cap to a water bottle stuck in their throat, and Dayvon performed the Heimlich maneuver, which dislodged the cap and saved the student, CNN reported. Later that evening, he saw that a woman’s house was on fire and helped her off her porch to get to her car and to safety, CNN reported.

In a Facebook post by Muskogee Public Schools, photos show Dayvon receiving certificates from the police and sheriff’s offices. The school board also presented him with a heroism award, CNN reported.

The Muskogee Public Schools Board of Education recognized sixth-grader Davyon Johnson during the board meeting Tuesday...

Posted by Muskogee Public Schools on Wednesday, December 15, 2021