Two Grimes County investigators have been honored with a commendation from Sheriff Don Sowell.
According to a post from the Grimes County Sheriff’s Office, Investigators Annie Chumley and Nic Malmstrom were commended for their efforts in a medical call on Friday night at the Texas Renaissance Festival.
The post says that a medical call was broadcasted to all officers and medical staff at the festival around 1:30 pm on Friday. The caller has said an individual in his 30s was choking on an unknown item, and needed assistance.
Chumley and Malmstrom responded to Row 6 of the campgrounds to assist, where they found the subject not responsive. Investigator Chumley immediately began administering first aid, and Malmstrom, upon arrival, administered the Heimlich maneuver. The victim’s airway was eventually cleared, and he was able to breathe on his own.
According to Sheriff Don Sowell, Investigator’s Chumley and Malmstrom went above and beyond the call of duty, he said in the press release on Monday. He also said they are truly an asset to the agency, and could not be more proud of their actions.
The choking victim eventually refused any additional medical services, and returned to the festival.
Both commendations are available for viewing on the Grimes County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.