Police Officer Rescues Baby on Chicago Skyway

Family had pulled over after noticing baby was not breathing

Saturday, Jul 28, 2012  |  Updated 5:18 PM CDT
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Cop Rescues Baby on Chicago Skyway

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The family was driving on the Chicago Skyway when they noticed their 21-month-old baby had stopped breathing.

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A Chicago Police officer saved the life of a baby who stopped breathing on the Chicago Skyway Saturday afternoon.

The family was driving on the Chicago Skyway Satuday and noticed the 21-month-old in the backseat of the vehicle had stopped breathing around 12:24 p.m., according to Police News Affairs. The family then pulled over and found the infant unresponsive, police said.

After the discovery, the father of the baby turned to see a Chicago police car driving his direction and flagged the officer down, said police.

The officer, a 17-year-veteran, rushed to the family's aid and performed CPR on the baby. During CPR, the baby's color returned, he began breathing on his own and started to cry.

The Chicago Fire Department transported the baby to Trinity Hospital in stable condition.

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