Video surveillance from the jail shows the moment a corrections officer saved Jeff Hanks' life.
"I took a bite of cornbread and I noticed when I took it, it didn't go down right," said Hanks, who was serving on the grand jury. "I kept sitting there, trying to get it to go down."
But it didn't and having lunch in the jail turned into a dangerous situation.
In the video, Hanks can be seen standing up, then alerting Lt. John Weatherly.
"I looked up and he was giving the international sign of distress," Weatherly said. "I went in reaction mode and grabbed him up."
Weatherly performed the Heimlich, saving Hanks' life.
"When he done the Heimlich on me, he lifted me off the ground and as soon as he did, the cornbread came out," said Hanks.
Weatherly's supervisors are commending him this week for his quick-thinking.
"He saved the man's life," said Chief Deputy Billy Daugherty. "He did it in seconds. He was able to clearly identify, address and correct the problem."