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6th Grader Saves Lives During Two Separate Incidents in The Same Day, Becomes Honorary Police Officer


A 6th grader in Oklahoma is being honored by his community after saving two lives in one day — during separate emergencies.

The student, Davyon Johnson of Muskogee, has been named an honorary member of the police and sheriff’s departments after his heroic actions.

First, Johnson saved another student by performing the Heimlich when they began choking on a bottle cap. Later in the day, he saved a disabled woman from a burning house.

Principal Latricia Dawkins called the student a “dual hero,” according to a report from the Muskogee Phoenix.

“He has always indicated that he wants to be an EMT,” Dawkins said. “So he got to put that desire into action and immediately saved that young man.”

“He is just a kind soul and well-liked by his peers and staff alike,” Dawkins added.

The principal explained that another student had been trying to loosen a bottle cap with his mouth when it slipped down his throat and blocked his airway. The student wandered into a classroom where Johnson happened to be.

“Davyon immediately sprinted over and did the Heimlich maneuver,” Dawkins said. “From the account of the witnesses, when he did it the bottle cap popped out.”

Johnson said that he learned how to do the Heimlich maneuver on YouTube and recommended others do the same.

Later that day, Johnson happened to walk past a home that was on fire and spotted the woman trying to get out.

“It was a disabled lady and she was walking out of her house,” Davyon told the local paper. “She was on her porch. But I thought, being a good citizen, I would cross and help her get into her truck and leave.”

At the time, the back of the house was on fire, but it quickly spread to the front where she was. He helped her get to safety.

Davyon’s mother LaToya Johnson told the paper, “I’m just a proud mom.”

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11 responses to “6th Grader Saves Lives During Two Separate Incidents in The Same Day, Becomes Honorary Police Officer”

  1. KG71 says:

    What a great kid! Life skills learned on the internet and applied in real life. Hope other kids follow his example…

  2. TheDarkWall says:

    Kyle Rittenhouse and now this kid. The real world MCU is looking better and better.

  3. LiveFree says:

    Great story! Honoring a true hero!!

  4. pandusa says:

    I agree. Stories like this give us hope for the future. This should be the lead story on every major news network…but I doubt it will be. They only reward bad behavior.

  5. FuzzyMarineVet says:

    Thank you, Cassandra. Can we have more of this good news. This is the kind of reporting that helps people realize that we are all in the same boat and we won’t get anywhere until we paddle in the same direction.

  6. drewmacg96 says:

    A feel good story once in a while is great to read!

  7. Viewtifuljoe says:

    The young people will be alright. Merry Christmas everybody

  8. WorstCommentEver says:

    This was a awesome read. Thanks.

  9. Art_RN says:

    Thank you so much for this, we need to highlight the good people, especially nowadays. You are a true hero Davyon, God bless!

  10. ApecoreBreakdown says:

    In a world of fortnite and tiktok this kids out there doing hero shit

  11. Dood32 says:

    Thank you Cassandra. We need more stories like this to be highlighted.