CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — It’s “amazing how just a few days can make a world of difference for an energetic 3-year-old boy.”
That’s what State Police said about a boy that two troopers rescued last Friday.
Police say that around 7:24 p.m. on February 20, Virginia State Trooper M.B. Petrini was driving along Jefferson Davis Highway at West Hundred Road when he noticed a vehicle pull behind him, honking the horn with emergency flashers on.
Trooper Petrini pulled over and approached the driver. Despite a language barrier, the officer quickly understood that a 3-year-old passenger was not breathing and his parents were desperate for help.
Trooper Petrini immediately took the child out of the car and began CPR. Within minutes, Trooper D.A. Robinson was on scene to assist with CPR. Just as Chesterfield County Fire and EMS arrived on scene, the child began to breathe and regained a pulse.
Police say the boy was transported to Chippenham Hospital for additional treatment.
Two days later, on the evening of February 22, Trooper Petrini and Trooper Robinson stopped by the 3-year-old boy’s home to check on his recovery and deliver a “Virginia State Police Trooper Teddy.”
Police said that they were amazed to see the little guy bouncing around with his sister as if nothing had ever happened.