Video shows Atlanta SWAT officer saving baby’s life after performing CPR – WSB-TV Channel 2
ATLANTA — A baby’s life was saved after an APD SWAT officer pulled over and performed CPR.
On Friday, the APD released a video of an officer administering CPR to a 4-month-old baby.
Police said Constable Oden was driving along the Martin Luther King hallway at around 12:38 p.m. when he noticed a vehicle driving down the street with its hazard lights on, and cars began honking frantically.
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Oden followed the car to see if there was an emergency. The people in the car parked at a fire station, jumped out and called the officer for help.
A woman holding the baby ran to Oden saying the baby was not breathing. It is not known what caused the baby to stop breathing.
By the time Grady EMS arrived, Oden managed to get a pulse and the baby’s legs started moving. The baby was taken to hospital for further treatment.
Atlanta police also released a statement on social media that read:
“If being in the right place at the right time was a person, SPO Oden is him. He could not have imagined that his patrol in this area would lead to this type of emergency. Officers never know what to expect during their shift, they just show up ready to act. The actions of SPO Odens were quick, calm, caring and professional. This is another example of the heroic work officers do every day. His response reflects a high level of training, preparation and compassion.
We couldn’t be prouder of him at this critical time. We know the city of Atlanta is safer with SPO Oden and our team of professional, responsive, and caring officers doing this job and patrolling our streets, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a week. It is indeed a vocation. Job well done sir!
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