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Albany custodian honored for saving choking child

ALBANY, N.Y. -- An Albany school custodian was honored for jumping into action earlier this month when he saved a first grader who was choking.

Steve O'Connor was making his regular rounds inside Roessleville Elementary when he noticed young Kierra Stalino choking on her lunch.

O'Connor jumped into action using the Heimlich maneuver to save her.

On Tuesday, Albany County Executive Dan McCoy came to the school to recognize both O'Connor's life-saving deed and Stalino's methods to show she was choking.

O'Connor says Roessellville custodians are trained in CPR and how to deal with health emergencies like choking on a yearly basis.

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