Lima, OH (WIMA) - The Ohio State Highway Patrol Lima Post honored Trooper Robert Gatchel during a ceremony on Friday for saving a driver's life during a traffic stop.

Gatchel had pulled over a driver for speeding, but while approaching the vehicle he saw the female driver was choking.

He immediately went into action to remove the lodged food from her airway.

Gatchel was awarded the Ohio State Highway Patrol's certificate of recognition by Findlay District Commander Captain B. Gene Smith.