On October 22nd in New Jersey, Trooper Palaia was enjoying a day off with his son at Buffalo Wild Wings. After sitting down to enjoy a Sunday of watching football, things took a turn for the worse.
A man sitting at a table nearby was in distress. Trooper Palaia saw signs the man couldn't breathe and shortly after recognized the man was choking. He began the Heimlich Maneuver, clearing the man in distress airway.
The man made a full recovery thanks to Trooper Palaia's life-saving efforts and decisive actions.
Check out the video below posted to New Jersey State Police's Facebook Page of the Trooper's heroic actions.