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Police officer saves a baby’s life

A heroic police officer saved a baby who stopped breathing after he pulled over the toddler’s uncle for speeding in a Chevrolet Camaro on Tuesday evening.

Dashcam footage captured the dramatic rescue by US officer Brendan Fraser, who jumped into action during the traffic stop when he heard frantic pleas from the 18-month-old’s mother, the New York Post reports.

“Help, help, we got a baby here dying,” the driver shouted through tears as the officer ran up to the car.

“I thought he was racing somebody, or maybe he was trying to get away from something,” Fraser said of the driver, according to CBS Detroit.

“And then, really, now it made sense when he handed his baby over. He’s headed to the hospital that’s about three-quarters of a mile away.”

The car was en route to the hospital and zooming at least 120km in a 70km zone.

The driver handed Fraser the baby, and the officer saw the child turning blue with his eyes rolled to the back of his head.

Fraser began administering back blows to the boy in hopes of clearing his airways — all while trying to keep the boy’s mother and her brother calm, reported footage shows.

Some sort of liquid was spat up as the officer worked to save the child’s life.

“He’s breathing, look at him, he’s OK,” Fraser said, according to bodycam footage reported on by Fox 2.

“It was a big relief, for sure,” he said, according to CBS Detroit.

“When the child started breathing and you saw the colour come back around its lips.”

While it’s unclear what was wrong with the child, he was able to recover after he was brought to the hospital by first responders, according to the station.

“Officer Fraser’s actions on this traffic stop are nothing short of heroic,” Warren Police Commissioner William Dwyer said in a statement.

“This incident shows that police work and traffic stops are not always about writing tickets or making arrests.”

This story originally appeared on the New York Post and is republished here with permission


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