VIDEO: Off-duty police officer saves choking man

The heroic deed was captured on video:

ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- An off-duty New Jersey State Police officer jumped into action to save a man's life.

It happened Oct. 22, according to a post on the agency's Facebook page.

Trooper Dennis Palaia was enjoying a day off at a Buffalo Wild Wings when he saw a man at a nearby table in distress. Palaia rushed to the man and performed the Heilmich maneuver, which cleared the man's throat.

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The man was soon able to breathe again and his skin tone returned to its normal color, the post stated.

The heroic deed was captured on video: