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Michigan officer saves choking woman during traffic stop

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A traffic stop in Kalamazoo, Michigan was anything but routine last week.

The officer pulled over a woman for running a red light last week, but instead of giving her a ticket he saved her life.

He quickly realized she was choking, so he performed the Heimlich maneuver right there on the side of the road.

"I thought she might be trying to just get out of a ticket, and then I realized she was in legitimate respiratory distress," says Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety's Officer Jason Gates.

VIDEO: Click on the video in the video player above to watch dash cam footage of the rescue

Gates says the entire incident was one big surprise, including the woman giving him a big hug after he saved her life.

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