Being a parent means being there for your kids all the time. However, the truth is that no matter how caring moms and dads out there are, it sometimes takes a second of not looking for things to turn for the worse.
Recently, the 911 dispatch center of the Sterling Heights Police Department got a call about a baby that choked on something and became unresponsive. Luckily, a patrolling car was near the baby’s house and Officer Cameron Maciejewski responded to the call.
He rushed to the place and the moment he stopped the car, he saw a mother in distress carrying her baby in her arms and a bunch of family members begging him to help the little girl. Officer Maciejewski took the baby in his hands and as he was trying to calm everyone down, he performed a life-saving technique.
The quick-thinking officer flipped the chocking baby on her stomach and performed thrusts, thus managed to dislodge whatever was chocking the helpless 3-week-old girl.
The moment the mother realized her baby daughter was breathing again, she fell on the ground and couldn’t stop the tears from falling down her face. It was a huge relief to hear that the little one had her pulse back.
The police department was proud of the officer’s quick act, so they took to Facebook to praise him for the life he saved. “If it wasn’t for Ofc. Maciejewski’s quick, calm, lifesaving actions, the outcome of this incident could have been tragically different. Not only did the officer save the baby, but the officer did an outstanding job consoling the family.”
The whole act was caught on camera and the huge number of people who have seen it agree that what Officer Maciejewski did was incredible.
The baby’s family didn’t give interview to the media due to a language barrier but they did say they were extremely grateful.
Officer Maciejewski, who is with the department for less than two years and is a very humble man, said: “If I start freaking or if I can’t handle myself or maintain my cool, then that just escalates everything for the family, and I mean as you saw in the video, there were lots of family there.”
We are all thankful to this officer for saving the life of the sweet baby. You can check his brave act in the video below.