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    POTATO CHIPS AND A MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH, HOW ONE WOMAN'S LIFE WAS FOREVER CHANGED

    Posted by: Sheriff's Office

    ​News Release from Marion Co. Sheriff's Office
    Posted on FlashAlert: January 25th, 2018 10:40 AM

    One of the most exciting pieces of working as a deputy sheriff is the variety of contacts and complex problems you will get to work on daily. In one moment you could be conducting a routine investigation and only seconds later be asked to perform life saving techniques.
    This was no better demonstrated then on December 21st, 2017 at 6:51 p.m., that's when Angelica Sandoval would be forever impacted by her "Angel" Deputy Gregg Ramseyer. Ms. Sandoval, an employee at DeDe's Deli located at 132 Lancaster Drive SE in Salem was in her office working when she heard a deputy asking for video footage from their parking lot.

    Deputy Ramseyer was in the store investigating a hit and run crash and believed the restaurants video surveillance may have captured the incident. Before Ms. Sandoval could help she began choking on a potato chip and could no longer breathe. Another employee Cassie Sarff, recognized Ms. Sandoval was choking so she attempted the Heimlich Maneuver and swept her mouth using her finger.

    Deputy Ramseyer seeing what was unfolding in front of him radioed for paramedics and came to the aide of Ms. Sandoval. Although the Heimlich was being performed by Ms. Sarff, Deputy Ramseyer recognized Ms. Sandoval was not improving and now turning blue. Deputy Ramseyer took over for Ms. Sarff and performed several cycles of the maneuver clearing the obstruction which allowed Ms. Sandoval to breathe normally.

    Commander Eric Hlad was quoted as saying, "Each day I am amazed with our deputy sheriff's dedication to the safety of our visitors and residents. We could not be more proud of Deputy Ramseyer and his ability to recognize an emergency and take life saving action."

    A video of the incident is available in the link below. Ms. Sandoval is available for media interviews, her information can be obtained by emailing cbaldridge@co.marion.or.us

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/19gn5od4mdun7k4/IMG_0282.TRIM.MOV?dl=0
    Contact Info:
    Primary PIO Phone: 503. 584. MCSO (6276)
    Public Information Officer Lt. Chris Baldridge
    Cell Phone: 503.930.0579
    Email: cbaldridge@co.marion.or.us
    On Twitter: @MCSOInTheKnow
    www.Facebook.com/MCSOInTheKnow

    POTATO CHIPS AND A MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH, HOW ONE WOMAN'S LIFE WAS FOREVER CHANGED
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