Video: N.J. LEO saves newborn struggling to breathe

A New Jersey Transit police officer performed CPR to save an unresponsive newborn

By Suzie Ziegler

NEWARK, N.J. — A video shared by New Jersey Transit Police shows a successful combination of quick action, teamwork and life-saving skills after officers revived a newborn earlier this month.

Officers were responding to the medical event July 14 at Newark Penn Station where they found a mother and her unresponsive newborn. In a Facebook post, officials said the baby girl was gray in color and wasn’t breathing.

Officer Bryan Richards began chest compressions right away, but the baby remained unresponsive. He called for EMS with his radio. However, he decided the baby needed immediate care so he rushed her to a cruiser, according to police. Richards continued chest compressions while Officer Alberto Nunes drove to the hospital. As they were driving the newborn began to breathe and cry. The baby is currently doing well, police said.

NJ Transit Police perform CPR to save a lifeless baby

NJ Transit Police perform life-saving CPR to revive an unresponsive newborn. Newark, N.J. – New Jersey Transit Police officers effectively used teamwork, life-saving skills and a police vehicle to save the life of a newborn baby girl. On Tuesday, July 14, at 10:00 a.m., NJTPD officers at Newark Penn Station responded to a report of a medical event in the women’s restroom. Upon arrival, officers found a mother who was cradling her newborn baby in her arms. The baby was not breathing and was grey in color. Officer Bryan Richards immediately began chest compressions. Nevertheless, the baby remained unresponsive. He urgently called for EMS to respond via police radio. Realizing the dire need for immediate medical care, Officer Richards rushed the baby to a police cruiser accompanied by Officer Alberto Nunes. While Officer Richards continued chest compressions, Officer Nunes drove the police cruiser to the hospital. After continued chest compressions and Officer Richard’s words of encouragement, the baby began to breathe and is currently doing well. An excellent job and another precious life saved by New Jersey Transit Police Officers! Portions of the included body worn camera footage have been redacted to respect the privacy of the mother and newborn child.

Posted by NJ Transit Police on Thursday, July 16, 2020


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