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Cop swoops in to rescue unconscious baby—and his body cam captures it all
Sometimes body cams capture nice things.
Earlier this week, the Albuquerque Police Department received an alert that a baby girl had stopped breathing and swiftly dispatched an officer to the family’s home. That officer was Martin Smith.
The grandfather of six found the seven-month-old girl unconscious in her mother’s arms, and was able to administer CPR to revive her. His body cam captured the whole thing, and you can see her tiny fingers begin to move again in the footage.
The police department’s Facebook page described how Officer Martin revived the little girl:
He gave her light breaths and rubbed her sternum in an attempt to revive her. Within moments, the baby responded and began breathing on her own. The officer continued to help the family remain calm while holding and talking to the baby until paramedics arrived. The infant was taken to the hospital and is doing great!
Marisa Kabas is a lifestyle reporter and activist. Her work has been published by Fusion, Fast Company, and Today. She’s also served as an editorial campaigns director for Purpose PBC, a social movement incubator.