Michigan police officer praised after saving a choking 3-week-old baby

20 days ago

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A Michigan cop has been hailed a hero after he spared a newborn girl from choking, an electrifying scene that was caught in a dashcam video.

Official Cameron Maciejewski pulled up to a home around 10:45 p.m. last Thursday as the terrified family raced to him carrying the 3-week-old youngster, who was not breathing, as per the Sterling Heights Police Department.

The emotional video discharged by the division shows Maciejewski taking the infant in his arms and, while trying to avoid panicking, performed back pushes on the youngster and clearing her airway. The child's mom is seen crumbling in tears after the infant started to cry.

"Yep, there you go ... She's got a pulse and she's breathing, OK?" he said, assuring the distraught family members that the baby would make it.

Maciejewski talked with paramedics before the infant was taken to medical clinic for assessment, police said.

"If it wasn't for Ofc. Maciejewski's quick, calm, lifesaving actions, the outcome of this incident could have been tragically different," Sterling Heights Police Department said.

"Not only did the officer save the baby, but the officer did an outstanding job consoling the family."