Quick-Thinking Police Officer Saves Baby Born In Car

A New Mexico State Police officer is a hero after rescuing a baby experiencing  problems breathing.

The men and women who work in law enforcement can encounter frightening scenes. Police officers are usually the first people on the scene during an emergency or immediately following one. 

That is what happened to New Mexico State Police officer Ismael Perez. He happened to be in the right place at the right time during an emergency and prevented it from being a fatal disaster.

In a clip posted on YouTube, Miguel Covarrubias hurriedly rushed his pregnant wife, who was in active labor, to the hospital when he caught the attention of police. Officer Perez spotted Miguel running a red light on his way to the emergency room. 

After Miguel and Officer Perez arrived near the front of the hospital’s entrance, the officer learned something was terribly wrong. The baby had been born in the car, but it was not breathing.

The clip mentions that during labor the baby boy’s umbilical cord had become “compressed.” That’s when Officer Perez sprang into action and utilized a maneuver. He began to pound on the child’s back, desperately trying to get the child to cry and breathe.

It eventually worked! In the video, the baby can be heard crying.

“I have three kids of my own,” Officer Perez said. “So, I’ve seen the doctors do that with my daughters because they came out of the womb the same way, not crying or anything. So, I did the same thing.”

Miguel said he was terrified at that moment, but was grateful for Officer Perez’s quick-thinking. 

The video also mentions that all three – Miguel, the baby boy and the mother – are doing fine. 

Psalm 82:3-4 “Give ear to the cause of the poor and the children without father; let those who are in troubled and in need have their rights. Be the savior of the poor and those who have nothing: take them out of the hand of evildoers.”

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