One year after saving 22-month-old Bexley Norvell’s life in Rowlett, Texas, Corporal Patrick Ray had a tea party with the toddler.
“[Bexley’s] mom called and said, ‘Hey, I’d really like to do a tea party picture with you guys to celebrate the one-year anniversary of what took place and you saving Bexley’s life,’ and it was an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up,” Corporal Ray tells Dr. Phil on Tuesday’s show.WATCH: Follow ‘Dr. Phil’ Cameras As They Join LAPD’s Hollywood Division Police Department For National Night Out
The Rowlett, Texas officer saved Bexley’s life on July 26, 2015 when he was able to clear the choking child’s airway and get her to start breathing again.
“He did not hesitate,” says Tammy, Bexley’s mother. “There are so many bad people in every line of work, but there’s not heroes in every single line of work, like there are the police department.”
One of Dr. Phil’s missions for the fifteenth season of his talk show, which premieres September 12, is to raise awareness about the heroism of the men and women in law enforcement who wake up every day willing to put themselves in harm’s way to keep us safe. WATCH: Dr. Phil Shines A Light On Those Who Serve And Protect (And Now You Can Too)
“By shining that light, I hope to remind us all that behind every uniform is a human being: someone’s father, someone’s son, someone’s mother, someone’s wife,” Dr. Phil says. Do you know a police officer or department making a difference in their community? Tell us your story here.