Sunday, September 14, 2014

Officer Saves Child

  • A Chicago Police officer performed CPR on a newborn baby to help save his life Friday night in the Bridgeport neighborhood on the South Side.

    About 8:15 p.m. the officer, who works the evening shift in the Deering District, heard a radio call from a dispatcher asking “if anyone on the zone knew how to perform CPR on a newborn baby,” according to a police statement.

    She went to a house in the 3100 block of South Lituanica, just west of the Deering District station, where the 2-day-old boy’s great-grandmother was holding him, police said.

    The baby was blue in color and not breathing, and the officer began performing chest compressions for several minutes until he began to breathe on his own, police said.

    Paramedics arrived and took the newborn to Mercy Hospital, where police said his condition was stabilized.

    The officer is a 14-year veteran who recently had been CPR certified, police said.
Very well done Officer.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope this makes this hashtag: https://twitter.com/hashtag/ChiCopWatch?src=hash

...but it won't...

9/14/2014 12:05:00 AM  
Anonymous The Punisher said...

Officer doesnt want recognition but is well deserved. Great Job!

9/14/2014 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good work officer!

9/14/2014 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My hats off to you officer! Well done

9/14/2014 01:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's an idea. Let's make sure that every officer has a first aid / CPR card in their pocket. I will take it one further and add AED certification for supervisors and to put AED's into all supervisor vehicles.
Too bad there are way too many reasons why these simple life saving steps could never happen in Chicago.

9/14/2014 06:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Officer did a great job.

9/14/2014 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The PO truly made a difference in many lives, that day and for many more days to come. Excellent.

9/14/2014 08:09:00 AM  
Blogger SpankDaddy said...

Very nice.

9/14/2014 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job officer. I'm glad you were there and the family will always be grateful for what you did.

How come everyone at CPD is not CPR certified? Or at least those who have public contact? Even those who do not have public contact should be certified. You never know - the person next to you might need you....

9/14/2014 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The haters and cop watchers stand together and shout:
"meh!"

Only GOD, true-blue Policemen and right thinking upright people know or really care about what is truly in a Policeman's heart... The kind of good stuff that moves him to take actions like this.

Good on you, Office!

9/14/2014 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes WELL DONE Officer.......

Why isn't this making the news !!!

9/14/2014 11:23:00 AM  
Blogger Cuthbert J. Twillie said...

GREAT Work Officer.
A job well done!

9/14/2014 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you, officer and to all of you who work so hard to keep us safe.

9/14/2014 12:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great work Office!

9/14/2014 01:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aren't officers supposed to be CPR certified coming out of the academy?

9/14/2014 01:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bravo officer ... Bravo!

9/14/2014 01:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

great job officer if there was truly a meritorious promotion due it is you but unforinately in the CPD you don't get promoted unless you have clout

9/14/2014 04:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In 2013 it was approximately $210.00. This year it is $277.00 and next year it will be $421.00.WTF. We need to send money to the Retired Chicago Police Association so the lawsuit against the city can continue.

9/14/2014 04:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To those of you saying that all officers should be CPR/AED trained etc. dot forget, if the department trains you and equips you then you are required to render first aid to every citizen having a "heart attack" there are many officers who are trauma trained but the dept will not buy trauma kits for them because then they would be required to attend to every POS who is shot or stabbed. They trained us to save ourselves and our fellow officers not gangbangers.

9/14/2014 06:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job and it's nice to read a happy story in the news.

9/14/2014 07:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seiser taught him CPR

9/14/2014 07:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Aren't officers supposed to be CPR certified coming out of the academy?

9/14/2014 01:15:00 PM

Aren't you supposed to know every formula you learned in high school algebra, too?

9/14/2014 07:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
great job officer if there was truly a meritorious promotion due it is you but unforinately in the CPD you don't get promoted unless you have clout

9/14/2014 04:44:00 PM

Um, NO. Reviving an infant is a wonderful thing, but it does not confer the ability to perform the duties of a sergeant upon he officer. A lifesaving award is in order. NOT a promotion.

9/14/2014 10:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Officer LW, great job! The family shall be grateful and your response commended. Outstanding!!!!

9/14/2014 10:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

In 2013 it was approximately $210.00. This year it is $277.00 and next year it will be $421.00.WTF. We need to send money to the Retired Chicago Police Association so the lawsuit against the city can continue.

9/14/2014 04:51:00 PM
HANG ON!!!!
You mean to tell me that in addition to holding the majority of the seats on the FOP Board, retirees also have their OWN association? Although I'm not retired, I will be one day. Am I eligible to join this group? There should be a limit to the number of retirees on the FOP Board.

9/14/2014 11:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My question is why every officer isn't CPR trained? May cost the city some money which is better spent on flower pots, bus stop kiosks, and bike lanes. Answered my own question.

9/15/2014 08:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Aren't officers supposed to be CPR certified coming out of the academy?

9/14/2014 01:15:00

No.

9/15/2014 12:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To those of you saying that all officers should be CPR/AED trained etc. dot forget, if the department trains you and equips you then you are required to render first aid to every citizen having a "heart attack" there are many officers who are trauma trained but the dept will not buy trauma kits for them because then they would be required to attend to every POS who is shot or stabbed. They trained us to save ourselves and our fellow officers not gangbangers.

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Yes, because 100% of the calls we make are dealing with gangbangers. This us vs everyone else is the enemy mentality is what's holding back police department s from having cooperation from the community. CPR takes 5 hours to get certified and you don't have a duty to act unless your an EMT. You took an oath toprotect and serve not an oath to go to war against ggangs. You're unwillingness to render aid to a civilian is disturbing.

9/15/2014 09:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you all. I don't read the blog but I was informed that it was mentioned. Thank you for the kind words. Stay safe.

9/15/2014 11:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent job! I'd imagine you'll be kept close by that young ones family forever...
Congratulations again!

9/17/2014 08:05:00 PM  

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