Footage shows moment off-duty policeman saves baby's life

Sergio Conner
May 11, 2018

Quick thinking by a Marion County Sheriff's Deputy helped saved a baby's life Wednesday evening.

AN off-duty cop has been hailed a hero after saving the lifetime of an toddler boy who had slumped unresponsive inside his mum's automobile.

The deputy said in a short amount of time hospital staff had Kingston back breathing fully, screaming and crying. A driver flagged him down while he was stopped at a light. THANK YOU OFFICER JAY NIX FROM THE OCALA SHERIFFS OFFICE K-9 unit! "I'm headed to the Emergency Room with the baby", the officer said to dispatch, according to an edited version of the footage.

The motorist told Deputy Nix that her 3-month old baby boy named Kingston was completely unresponsive and that she needed help.

The post goes on to say "Deputy Nix delivered the child to medical personnel, who then began treating the child".

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The Marion County Sheriff's Office later reported that the baby is doing very well and will make a full recovery.

When the baby wasn't responding, Deputy Nix radioed dispatch to say he was just a half-mile from Ocala Regional Medical Center and couldn't wait for paramedics, so he put the child in his patrol auto and rushed him to the hospital.

Deputy Nix put the baby boy in his patrol vehicle and rushed to Ocala Regional Medical Center where medical personnel began treating the child.

Marion County Sheriff's Deputy K9 officer Jeremie Nix saves baby's life. LEO's do great things and deserve public praise.

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