In Warren, Michigan, a police officer saved the life of an 18-month-old baby who had stopped breathing on Tuesday evening.
Officer Fraser initiated a traffic stop for a speeding Camaro when the driver urgently cried out for assistance, revealing the dire situation: “We got a baby in here dying!”
The officer acted immediately after he noticed that the baby’s face had turned blue. He promptly patted the child on the back, successfully restoring the baby’s breathing. It seems that something might have obstructed the child’s airway.
ABC 7 NY reported:
WARREN, Mich. — Officer Fraser with Warren, Michigan police was on duty, looking out for distracted drivers this week when he said a blue Camaro sped by him going about double the speed limit, WXYZ reported.
He said when he pulled the car over near 12 Mile and Schoenherr Road the driver started yelling.
“He’s waving his hands out the window, and he’s saying that there’s a baby that’s unresponsive,” Fraser said.
In the dashcam video above, you can hear the uncle and mom of the 18-month-old child inside the car saying, “Help, help we got a baby in here dying.”
Watching the dashcam video back, Officer Fraser pointed out, “At this point, it’s not about writing a ticket, stopping a speeding driver, there’s an actual emergency here.”
Officer Fraser told us the child was blue in the face and had saliva around his mouth. He took the child into his own hands and started administering care.
At the same time the child’s mom said, “We took him to the hospital. They said he had COVID and then he just started seizing.”
As more officers began to arrive as backup, light breathing began to return to the 18-month-old.
The child was saved.
The dashcam video captures the moment when the quick-thinking police officer resuscitated the baby, while the parents were visibly overwhelmed with fear and panic.