Sixth-Grader Saves Classmate From Choking and Disabled Woman From a Fire in the Same Day

by Clayton Edwards

Like many teenagers, Davyon Johnson has a dream. One day, the Muskogee, Oklahoma sixth-grader hopes to become an EMT. Johnson has a few more years before he can start training for his dream job. However, there’s no age limit on being a hero. This young man flew into action and saved two lives in one day.

A Day to Remember

For many Americans, December 9th was just another Thursday. For Davyon Johnson, it was the day he became a hero. The day started like any other. Johnson got up in the morning and went to the 6th and 7th Grade Academy in Muskogee. Then, while sitting in his life skills class, the young man’s day changed completely, according to Enid News & Eagle.

Unbeknownst to almost everyone, a student was in the hallway attempting to fill their water bottle. The lid was being stubborn, so the student tried to loosen it with their mouth. Somehow, the lid came off and lodged in the teenager’s throat. Panicking, they stumbled into a nearby classroom. Luckily, Davyon Johnson was there.

When the choking student burst into the classroom, Davyon knew exactly what to do. He jumped out of his seat, rushed over to the student, and performed the Heimlich Maneuver. In seconds, the bottle cap flew out of the student’s mouth. At that moment, Davyon Johnson became a hero. Little did he know, that was only the first lifesaving good deed he would do that day.

Later, Davyon Johnson saw a disabled woman on her porch. She was on her way to her vehicle. However, Johnson saw that she was having a rough time. As a result, he decided he would go help her get to her vehicle and get on the road. “She was on her porch. But I thought, being a good citizen, I would cross and help her get into her truck and leave.” It’s important to note that the back of the woman’s house was on fire. Johnson knew it was only a matter of time before the flames reached the rest of the house. The nonchalance with which he talks about the incident speaks to his good heart and heroic spirit.

Muskogee Honors Davyon Johnson

The Muskogee Public Schools Board of Education along with the Muskogee PD and Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office honored Davyon Johnson at a school board meeting on December 15th. The school board celebrated his heroic deeds while local and county law enforcement officials named him an honorary member of their departments.

About the honor, Johnson said, “I felt good, excited.”

Davyon’s mother, LaToya Johnson, says she’s not surprised by her son’s actions. His uncle Wendell is an EMT and Davyon hopes to follow in his footsteps. “I’m just a proud mom,” she said.