Officers Save Baby


NYPD Officers Resuscitate Baby Girl Who Was Not Breathing

June 10, 2018 - 5:22 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- A Brooklyn baby who had stopped breathing was successfully rescued this weekend thanks to quick action by NYPD officers.

At 7:11 p.m. Saturday, NYPD 60th Precinct officers Michael Pace and Joseph Doyle were in a marked squad car stopped at a red light at Ocean Parkway and Brighton Beach Avenue in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, police said.

A woman began frantically banging on the squad car window while screaming that her baby was not breathing, police said.

The officers radioed for an ambulance and advised them of the situation. Officer Daniel Newman and his lieutenant, Patrick King – both of Transit District 34 – were nearby and heard the radio transmissions, police said.

Newman and King responded to the scene. Newman is an NYPD-certified EMT and began assessing the baby’s condition, police said. He saw that the baby was not breathing, was turning blue, and was foaming at the mouth, police said.

The officers took the baby to Coney Island Hospital Center in their squad car rather than waiting for paramedics, police said. In the squad car, Newman swept the baby’s mouth with his finger to clear any obstructions and began chest compressions as her mother looked on, police said.

Newman felt the baby’s heart star to beat as they pulled into the hospital, police said. The baby then began crying and the color returned to her face, police said.

The officers then rushed the infant to the pediatric emergency room, police said. The girl was treated and released.