Body camera footage captured the heart-pounding moments a Georgia policeman saved the life of a choking baby in December.
The family of a four-week-old baby called emergency services at their home in Senoia in December when the baby began to choke, having struggled to swallow liquids while bottle-feeding, Fox 5 reported. In body camera footage released by Senoia Police, Officer Alexis Callaway can be seen using his CPR skills to save the child’s life.
Callaway can be seen in the footage taking the child from his grandmother and beginning to administer life-saving aid, patting the child’s back to clear his airway.
“No hesitation,” Callaway recalled to a Fox 5 reporter. “I saw the baby. I saw that it was the grandmother who had the baby. I took it. I made myself at home and started going there.
The patting of the infant’s back “is supposed to release anything that might be blocking the airway,” she told the outlet. “And you’re supposed to have them tilted down to help get them out.”
Senoia Police rented Callaway for his heroic actions in a Facebook post.
Giving a HUGE shoutout to SRO A. Callaway in the quick thinking and application of lifesaving measures, which saved the life of a choking baby. Thanks for all you’ve done!!!
Posted by Senoia Police Department, GA on Wednesday, February 15, 2023
“I am so grateful to SRO A. Callaway for his quick thinking and application of lifesaving measures, which saved the life of a choking baby,” the department wrote, adding, “Thank you for all you done !!!”
Fox 5 reported that Callaway, who has been with the department for two years and works most of the time as a school resource officer, will receive an award for his commendable actions in March.
Captain Jason Ercole told Callaway “Warning[ed] which could have been a disastrous outcome in that even during this time of chaos, she just brought a sense of calm to this whole incident,” according to Fox 5.
In 2021, as Breitbart News noteda Florida police officer performed CPR on a cardiac infant who was struggling to breathe, saving the child’s life.
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