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Oswego Police Officer Praised for Saving Baby's Life With CPR

The officer used CPR to help revive the baby boy



    Police Officer Saves Newborn in Oswego

    The quick-thinking actions of a suburban police officer helped save the life of a newborn. NBC 5's Sandra Torres reports.

    (Published Monday, Aug. 5, 2019)

    A police officer in west suburban Oswego is being hailed a hero for taking quick action to save a baby’s life.

    Officer Jordan Lombardi was called to a home on July 28 for a 3-day-old baby boy who stopped breathing.

    Dash camera video from inside Lombardi’s patrol car captured the moments as he raced to the scene. The video shows the father of the newborn wave the officer down when he reached the house.

    Officer Jordan Lombardi administered CPR, and, shortly after, the baby started breathing, and opened his eyes. Paramedics then took the infant to the hospital.

    “We do CPR a lot, and it doesn’t always work, so when it does, it's a good feeling to look at the parents, and give them their child back alive," Officer Lombardi said. 

    The Oswego Police Department praised the officer for his quick actions in a Facebook post. The post has garnered more than two thousand likes.

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