Sheriff's deputies in Michigan saved the life of a toddler in Macomb County when they arrived on the scene after the young girl had been found in the family pool.
It was a scene that most parents couldn't even imagine as a mom found her young toddler had fallen into the family's swimming pool when she pulled her out and discovered she wasn't breathing.
The dad immediately began CPR and 911 was called. Officers rushed to the scene and took over CPR, saving the child's life.
Here's local news coverage with the bodycam footage from the officers:
Come on, baby! Come on!
I am sure that, as a parent, this is so difficult to watch. But this officer was determined that that child was not going to die on his watch.
The cops decided that there wasn't enough time to wait for an ambulance, so they loaded the baby girl into the squad car and rushed her to the hospital.
Fire personnel rode along with the deputies and continued the lifesaving treatments in the back of the police car. When they arrived at the hospital, the little girl had a pulse and was breathing on her own again.
The child was then airlifted to another hospital for pediatric trauma and, earlier this week, the parents were able to take the little girl home where she is expected to make a full recovery.
All thanks to the preparedness and quick action of these sheriff's deputies.
"This type of situation is one of the worst a parent can experience," Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said in a statement. "The responding Deputies and Fire personnel acted swiftly, ensuring the toddler received lifesaving measures and hospital transportation as quickly as possible. I applaud these public servants for their exceptional efforts."
Thank God for these competent and effective police officers!