Daily Dose of Great Police Work: At about 3:15 PM on Wednesday September 25, 2019, officers assigned to District D-4 (South End) were flagged down during a medical emergency in the area of Washington Street and Waltham Street in the South End. The officers were on routine patrol when they were approached by a distraught father who stated that his six-week-old baby appeared to be choking. The officers were directed to a nearby motor vehicle where they observed the mother holding the infant. The mother handed the baby to the officers who immediately noted that the child was not breathing. The officers administered life saving aid on scene by clearing the infant’s airway and restoring his breathing. Boston EMS soon arrived on scene and transported the baby, along with his relieved and grateful parents, to a nearby hospital for evaluation.
Said Commissioner Gross, “Firstly, I want the parents to know that I’m thinking of them and praying for a speedy recovery for their little one. I’m grateful that my officers were in the right place at the right time and that they were equipped with the training and the professionalism to help this family in their time of need and save this baby’s life.”