August 16, 2016
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.
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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.