A Michigan family is relieved and grateful after a Sterling Heights police officer saved their choking baby last week.
Officer Cameron Maciejewski, a tw0-year veteran, arrived on the scene and quickly took charge, flipping the 3-week-old girl onto her stomach and getting her to expel the obstruction blocking her air passageway.
The mother collapsed in tears when Maciejewski announced the little girl was breathing and crying.
The officer’s patrol car dash cam captured the entire scene.
Upon pulling up to the home, the officer was rushed by the family who were holding their three week old baby girl, who was not breathing. Ofc. Maciejewski calmly takes the baby in his arms and performs back thrusts in attempts to clear the baby’s air way. When doing so, the baby coughs up the obstruction, and begins to cry. The baby was then turned over to the Sterling Heights Fire Department who transported the baby to the hospital for evaluation.If it wasn’t for Ofc. Maciejewski’s quick, calm, lifesaving actions, the outcome of this incident could have been tragically different. Not only did the officer save the baby, but the officer did an outstanding job consoling the family.Once again, the Sterling Heights Police Department strives to provide the best service to our citizens, especially when it matters most!
Posted by Sterling Heights Police Department on Monday, July 13, 2020
Sterling Heights police Chief Dale Dwojakowski said the entire department was proud of Maciejewski, ClickonDetroit.com reported.
“When a baby isn’t breathing, it’s stressful enough, but to arrive on scene and have the entire family run up to him — he knows it’s bad and he’s calming them down while providing medical attention to the infant,” Dwojakowski said.
The city’s fire department arrived and took the baby to the hospital for an evaluation, according to Fox 2.
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[Featured image: Screenshot from Sterling Heights Police Department video]