Texas deputy saves infant’s life


BRAZOS COUNTY, Texas (KWKT)  —  A Texas Sheriff’s Office is congratulating one of its deputies for his life-saving actions.

Deputy Adam Dodson works at the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office. He was dispatched to the Ramblewood Mobile Home Park on September 18 for a CPR in progress call involving an infant.

When Dodson arrived, he determined that a 20-day old infant was neither conscious nor breathing, and quickly sprang into action by taking the infant’s lifeless body into his own hands.

With the baby’s parents looking on in desperation, he began to perform life-saving measures, clearing the child’s airway and performing the Heimlich maneuver for infants.

The baby soon became responsive and started to breathe on his own.

Bryan Fire Department medics eventually arrived and took over the scene. The child was transported to the hospital alert and conscious. One of the responding medics later reached out to Deputy Dodson and acknowledged his quick life-saving actions by stating, “Good job on that call. You saved that baby’s life.”

According to the Brazos County Sheriff’s Office, Dodson’s calm and decisive action unquestionably saved this baby’s life – and he, without a doubt, deserves to be awarded the Life Saving Medal.

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