Bodycam captures officer helping save baby with RSV after the infant stopped breathing
The officer quickly began chest compressions and then back thrusts on the baby girl before EMS arrived, causing her to breathe again
By Leila Merrill
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Officer Richard DuChaine is being praised for his quick actions that may have saved a baby’s life.
Officer Richard DuChaine and his partner, Officer Charles Owen, responded Thursday to a call about a 1-month-old with RSV who was not breathing, according to the Kansas City Police.
DuChaine performed chest compressions and then back thrusts on the baby girl before EMS providers arrived. She started to breathe again.
Officer Richard DuChaine saved a baby’s life!— kcpolice (@kcpolice) November 7, 2022
Thursday, DuChaine and his partner, Officer Charles Owen, responded to a call for a 1-month-old girl who wasn’t breathing. Arriving before EMS, they sprinted into the house, where the father handed the baby over to DuChaine.
He turned the baby on her side, and he and his partner checked the infant for obstructions.
"And then once I got her flipped over on her back and I started doing the thrusts I started feeling her heart and then after she finally started coming to I could feel her heart racing," DuChaine said.
The child was hospitalized, and the officers visited her there.
Here is the bodycam video (referenced earlier) of Officer Richard DuChaine saving the life of a 1-month-old girl.— kcpolice (@kcpolice) November 7, 2022
DuChaine was with his partner, Officer Charles Owen, Thursday when they were the first to arrive to a call for a baby who wasn’t breathing.
Outstanding, officers! pic.twitter.com/5o8C6r95Wp