For "Protecting the Palm Beaches," we honor Officers Robert Ayala and Rafael Guadelupe with the Palm Beach Gardens Police Department for saving the life of a baby who nearly choked to death.
The one-year old girl was choking on a chicken nugget in the Gardens Mall food court, when her mother panicked.
Noticing the situation, the officers rushed over to help.
Ayala first attempted to reach into the child's mouth to get the food and when that didn't work, he performed a few sharp blows to her back and her throat was dislodged.
The officers have been honored by the Palm Beach Gardens City Council.