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Video: Mich. cop saves 3-week-old baby from choking

Dashcam footage shows the officer calmly performing back thrusts to clear the baby’s airway

By Brandon Champion, Walker, Mich.

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. — A Sterling Heights police officer is being celebrated for saving a 3-week-old choking baby.

Video shared to Facebook by the department shows officer Cameron Maciejewski responding to a home in the 36000 block of Waltham Drive at about 10:45 p.m. on Thursday, July 9.

Upon pulling up to the home, Maciejewski is seen being was rushed by members of the family who were holding the baby girl who was not breathing. Maciejewski is seen calmly taking the baby and performing back thrusts to clear the baby’s airway. The baby soon coughed up the obstruction and began to cry.

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The baby was 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,” a police statement reads.

“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.”

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