Deputies Save Baby Found Not Breathing During Traffic Stop

August 31, 2018

Two sheriff's deputies in Lakewood, California are being hailed as heroes for rescuing a 9-month-old boy who was found not breathing during a traffic stop.

officer saves baby not breathing
Credit: ABC 7 News

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, deputy Tyler Milton saw a vehicle driving erratically on Lakewood Boulevard at about 10:20 p.m. on Monday evening.

Milton conducted a traffic stop of the vehicle and the driver quickly exited the car holding a 9-month-old baby boy. The deputy quickly assessed the baby and determined he was unresponsive and not breathing. He put out a radio call for help and deputy Alissa Farrington arrived at the scene within seconds.

Milton began administering CPR as Farrington drove to Long Beach Memorial Hospital. During the transportation, the deputy was able to resuscitate the infant prior to arriving at the hospital.

Dramatic news video from outside the emergency room's entrance shows at least seven patrol vehicles pulling up with their lights and sirens activated, while a deputy is seen exiting one of the cars and rushing into the building with the child in his arms.

The infant was listed in stable condition and there was no evidence of foul play.

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