Woman thanks NYPD officer from LI for saving her life 16 years ago

Sofhia Cochegrus was 4 years old at the time and was choking on a piece of gum.

News 12 Staff

Jan 9, 2020, 11:38 AM

Updated 1,595 days ago

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An NYPD officer from Bellmore reunited with the woman whose life he saved 16 years ago.
Detective Carlos Santos saw a man carrying an unconscious little girl screaming for help.
Sofhia Cochegrus was 4 years old at the time and was choking on a piece of gum.
Santos performed the Heimlich maneuver and saved her life.
Sofhia studies criminal justice now and hopes to one day join the NYPD.


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