Not all heroes wear capes.

Not all heroes wear capes.

Shortly after 7 p.m. on Friday, June 8, Pottawatomie County Sheriff's Deputy William Wheeler was heading to begin his shift, when he observed a woman waving for help.

Victoria Terrill and her son, Chaz, were on their way home from eating dinner in Shawnee and a short distance from home when she realized her son was in danger. She parked in the entrance to the Tecumseh Car Wash and attempted to help her son.

Wheeler responded and immediately went into life-saving mode as 3-year old Chaz was choking on what was originally believed to be a sucker.

After a few firm pats on the back, young Chaz spit out a quarter and began breathing much easier.

“He's our guardian angel,” Terrill said. “I couldn't get the quarter out and I looked up and the deputy drove by. I yelled for him and he pulled over and he went to work and saved Chaz.”

The crazy part about the whole incident is that Wheeler never takes that route to work and doesn't usually ride with the windows down when it's this hot out, he said.

The incident also was captured on the deputy's body camera.