WATCH: Austin police officer saves woman's life during traffic stop

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An Austin, Texas police officer is being called a hero after saving a woman who started choking during a traffic stop.

The officer pulled over a woman who he thought was driving while talking on a cellphone.

When he walked up to her car, he realized she was choking and was calling for help.

The officer saved her by performing the heimlich maneuver.

He later found out the woman is the daughter of a fellow Austin Police detective.

"I've never been on that side where a relative's been involved," said Ofc. Dustin Clinkscales. "I've always been on the other side where I'm responding or any other officer here is responding to a total stranger they're giving first aid."

The officer is being recognized for his quick thinking and action to help save the woman's life.