Off-Duty Police Officer Saves A Baby's Life
May 12, 2018
An off-duty police officer in Ocala, FL, is being celebrated this week for saving a baby's life.
Credit: MCSO News
At approximately 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2018, Marion County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) K9 Deputy Jeremie Nix was on his way home from his shift when he was flagged down by a motorist as he was stopped at a red light.
The motorist told Deputy Nix that her 3-month old baby boy named Kingston was completely unresponsive and that she needed help. Deputy Nix turned his patrol car around and pulled off the side of the road to assist with the medical emergency.
"The first words out of her mouth were, 'Don’t let my baby die'," Deputy Nix recalled at a press conference.
After performing several life-saving measures on the child and not seeing any improvement, Deputy Nix decided to put the child in his own patrol car and rush him to Ocala Regional Medical Center. Deputy Nix delivered the child to medical personnel, who then began treating the child.
Thanks to Deputy Nix's actions, baby Kingston is expected to make a full recovery.
Credit: MCSO News
"We are so thrilled to tell you that Baby Kingston JUST left the hospital with his Mom and he is happy and healthy!! Thank you for all your prayers for Baby Kingston and his family!!" the MCSO wrote on their Facebook page.
Kingston's mother, Nechole Crowell, praised God and Deputy Nix for saving her child's life.
"Let me just say that yesterday GOD showed me just how real he was," Crowell wrote on Facebook. "My son KING was barely breathing, & fighting for his life. … My sister & I noticed an officer sitting at a red light & we got his attention. With his fast thinking HE & GOD saved my son. His word to me was 'Don't you worry, I will not leave until I help save your son! GOD had me in the right place because he knew you needed me'."
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