New Jersey Mayor Rescues Choking Lincoln Day Dinner Attendee

By The Staff

Politics can be a dangerous business, especially in New Jersey, but one Bergen County politico had to spring into action on Tuesday to save one fellow attendee’s life at a local Lincoln Day Dinner. 

According to multiple sources, retired police officer, former undersheriff and current Midland Park Republican Mayor Harry Shortway Jr. was attending his local GOP’s annual dinner at the Graycliff in Moonachie when another attendee began choking.

“I was standing next to Harry as he immediately came to the young man’s aid.” said John McCann, an NJ-5 congressional candidate, on his campaign Facebook page. “Thank you Harry, I am honored to call you my friend.”

The choking victim was reportedly fine after Shortway’s intervention.

Mayor Shortway turns 80 years old on March 18.