The baby is doing great now.

Bodycam captures Georgia cop saving choking baby’s life

A Georgia police officer recently received a letter of commendation for her efforts to save the life of an infant. Waycross Police Department Officer Erreka Bennett received a letter of commendation for her role in administering first aid to an infant with an obstructed airway April 13, according to a news release.

Bodycam footage shows Bennett’s quick response to a 3-month-old who had a blocked airway and appeared to be choking.

“There you go, baby...He ain’t breathing...Needs some oxygen... There you go, baby,” Bennett is heard on the video.

After administering CPR, the baby can be seen coming back to life. A family member can be heard off-camera saying the little one had been suffering from severe congestion.

On May 26, Bennett’s department honored her with a letter of commendation.
“We’re extremely proud of Officer Bennett and happy to announce the infant child is doing great,” according to a  Waynesboro Police Department Facebook post.
“Our officers are cross-trained to assist with basic CPR that could potentially prolong someone’s life until medical professionals are able to take over.”

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