Davyon Johnson, 11, didn’t expect to become a hero when he saved the lives of two people on two separate occasions.

Per The Philadelphia Tribune, the Muskogee Police Department and Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office presented him with a certificate on Dec. 15, naming him an honorary member of the force.

  • “Always willing to help, always just a friend to everyone,” said Latricia Dawkins, the principal at Davyon’s school in the Muskogee public school district, Oklahoma, per The New York Times.
  • “He said to me: ‘I don’t want everyone to pay attention to me. I kind of did what I was supposed to do,’” Dawkins said, adding, “I don’t think he actually internalized how important the feat was that he did.”

The first incident occurred on the morning of Dec. 9 when a fellow student was choking on a water bottle cap. Johnson squeezed the boy’s abdomen three times before the cap flew out.

  • Later that day, he and his mother were on the road when they saw smoke coming from a house. His mother thought it was nothing but Johnson was concerned.
  • “I didn’t think nothing of it, but he was like, ‘No, Momma, this is a house on fire,’” his mother recalled her son saying, according to The Philadelphia Tribune. Turns out, there was a small fire near the back of the house.
  • He knocked on the front door. Five people stepped out of the house, saw the smoke and ran. There was a sixth person, an older lady with a walker.
  • “She wasn’t moving fast enough,” Davyon said, per the report. “So I’ve got to kind of help her get to her truck because everybody was leaving.”