Plannerbites off more than he can chew

Published on Thu, Mar 31, 2005
Read More News

Planner bites off more than he can chew

City police specialist Raylene Heutink’s quick thinking and first-aid training saved a choking co-worker this week. “Terry had a close call this morning,” city manager Gary Tomsic told city council members at their March 28 meeting, with a somewhat sheepish but breathing city community and economic development director Terry Galvin sitting beside him. “Raylene recognized what was going a while others were losing their heads.”

In a jocular report to Tomsic on the incident police sergeant Ryan King wrote that “On March 28, 2005, at approximately 9:53 a.m. Terry Galvin was faced with a crumby situation as he began choking on a piece of toast. A quick thinking police specialist recognized the symptoms of a blocked airway and was able to dislodge the multi-grain culprit using the Heimlich maneuver. Police are still at the crime scene trying to determine if this was an isolated incident or part of a cereal crime.”

When Galvin was asked if, against the advice of his mother, he had been talking with his mouth full, he answered, “I believe I was.”