Town custodian Jamie Pritchard is on duty at the Police Department this week, thanks to a fast-thinking police sergeant who revived him last Monday when he choked on a piece of fruit and almost lost consciousness.
Pritchard, a friendly but humble man who has worked for the town for 11 years, he reconnected with Sgt. James Brady on Wednesday.
Pritchard expressed gratitude for the quick response that enabled him to go home to his wife and two children after a three-hour stay in the emergency room.
“I was scared, I’ll tell you,” said Pritchard, 41. “I’m really glad he was there.”
The ordeal started just after 10 a.m. Pritchard was alone in the downstairs break room eating some mixed fruit when he started to choke.