BROOKLYN (PIX11) — Two NYPD cops are being lauded as heroes after saving the life of an infant who stopped breathing.
On Sunday, Sergeant Michael Dario and Officer Elias Khan, who are assigned to the 62 Precinct, responded to a 911 call of a child in distress. When they arrived to the home on 74th Street in Bensonhurst, they found the 2-month-old boy unresponsive and not breathing, with his face turning blue.
Officer Khan immediately checked to see if there were any foreign objects in the baby’s mouth, then turned the baby over to administer back thrusts, as Sergeant Dario requested expedited EMS response.
Within 10 to 15 seconds, the baby began to breath and cry.
The child was taken to Maimonides Hospital, where he is listed in stable condition.
“Outstanding job by Sgt. Dario & PO Khan of the #62Pct who saved a 2-week-old baby that had stopped breathing,” Police Commissioner Bill Bratton tweeted Monday. “Great teamwork & training.”