Mom Gratefully Reunites With Cop Who Saved the Life of Her 3-Month-old
By McKinley Corbley – May 15, 2018
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An off-duty police deputy is being hailed for saving the life of a 3-month-old baby named Kingston who was in dire need of medical attention.
The boy’s frantic mother, Nechole Crowell, had been driving through Ocala, Florida last week when she noticed that her infant son had suddenly stopped breathing for unknown reasons.
At the same time, K9 Deputy Jeremie Nix was driving home from work when he heard car horns blaring from the opposite lane. He turned to see Crowell anxiously waving him over and flagging him down for help.
After he pulls over behind Crowell’s car, Nix’s dashcam footage shows him taking hold of Kingston so he could perform CPR. Though he was able to get small gasps of air out of the boy, Nix was unable to get Kingston breathing steadily.
With the chest compressions proving unsuccessful, Nix listened for the sound of ambulances, but heard nothing. He then made the life-saving decision to rush Kingston to the hospital himself.
It turned out to be the right decision, too – doctors say that if Kingston had not received medical attention when he did, he most likely would not have survived. But thanks to Nix’s quick thinking, they were able to resuscitate the boy and he has since made a full recovery.
Crowell was overwhelmed with gratitude towards Nix when she heard that her son would be okay.
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Great decision and action taken by this police officer. In the best tradition of what we hope that all police will do.
God Bless him with a lotto win.
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