Video footage captured the heartwarming moment when a Texas police chief saved an infant girl’s life on Friday.
Splendora Independent School District (ISD) Police Chief Rex Evans said he was waiting at a traffic light while on the way to a campus when the baby’s family came upon him, “pleading for help,” KHOU reports.
The heroic officer found the baby to be in serious distress, and apparently unconscious before he quickly intervened with life-saving measures.
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“I need an ambulance at Cox Street and 29 for a baby not breathing.” the chief can be heard saying on his body-camera footage, before taking the baby from her crying mother’s arms.
“Come on, baby. Come on, baby,” he desperately continues.
Evans reportedly performed CPR on the unidentified infant for approximately 30 seconds before she began breathing again.
“It’s ok…she’s breathing,” he says with relief in his voice towards the end of the footage.
The chief then carried the girl to an ambulance, where medical personnel waited to evaluate her further. According to Chron, the baby is said to now be in “good condition.”
“Never think a day is just another day,” Splendora ISD Police Department stated via a Facebook post. “Some days, the opportunity presents itself to literally change the world and your life, in the same moment.”
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[Feature Photo: Facebook/Splendora ISD Police Department Screengrab]