Kathey Blea, deputy clerk at the County Clerk’s Bonny Oaks office, helped save the life of a fellow clerk on Monday morning.
County Clerk Bill Knowles said, “Kathey recognized that a clerk seated near her was having a breathing problem. She asked the ailing worker a quick question, received a nod for help and quickly administered the Heimlich maneuver. I commend Kathey and thank God for her ability to perform the Heimlich in this crisis situation. Her life-saving deed occurred while most of us in the office didn’t realize what was happening.”
Ms. Blea gave credit to her more than 10 years’ experience as a 911 dispatcher prior to joining the clerk’s staff in 2012. She said, “‘I am glad that I was at the right place at the right time.”