Suffolk police officer saves Medford woman from choking


A Suffolk police officer saved a woman from choking after responding to a 911 call in Medford Saturday night.

The officer, Bryan Mastrangelo, arrived to the Eagle Avenue home about 9:15 p.m., when he found a 35-year-old woman who was apparently unable to breathe and signaling that she was choking, police said.

Mastrangelo, a member of the SCPD’s Medical Crisis Action Team (MedCAT), “immediately applied abdominal thrusts to the woman and dislodged the object from her throat,” reads a police press release.

She was then breathing OK and declined further medical assistance.

Read about another MedCAT save: Lifesaving cop is reunited with East Patchogue cardiac patient