Culpeper police officer saves baby’s life

Photo courtesy Culpeper County Sheriff's Office.
Photo courtesy Culpeper County Sheriff's Office.

CULPEPER, Va. (AP) – The actions of a Culpeper police officer saved the life of a 1-month-old baby girl.

Culpeper Police Department spokesman Jeff Dodson tells local media that Oct. 12, K-9 Officer David Cole responded to a call of an unconscious infant at a Culpeper home.

Cole arrived at the house to find the baby unresponsive and not breathing. The baby’s father had already tried CPR without success.

Cole performed CPR on the baby and was able to successfully clear her airway. The infant immediately became responsive.

The baby was taken to the hospital for a full medical evaluation. Dodson says she was released a few hours later.

The following day, Cole stopped by the house to check on the infant and bring her a stuffed animal.

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