Great things, sometimes even miracles, happen when police stay true to their motto of serving and protecting. And thanks to some life-saving decisions of a police officer in Florida, a baby's life was saved.
In Marion County on Thursday, K9 Deputy Jeremie Nix quickly responded to a call from a distraught mother, fearing the worst when stating that Kingston, her baby, was totally unresponsive. It happened after his shift had ended, and fortunately for all involved, he was still in the car when he received the dispatch.
Just when he was about to turn his patrol car around to aid the child, a white car driving by started flagging Nix before pulling over right in front of him. That was immediately followed by a stressed woman emerging from her vehicle, holding the baby as well as a cellphone. Talk about timing.
That's when Nix took over administering a number of procedures to save the child's life. When those measures performed on Kingston weren't getting the desired results, Nix alerted the dispatcher that he was going to rush the baby to hospital himself, preferring not to waste any valuable time waiting for paramedics to arrive.
Wise move, considering the hospital was a half-mile away from Nix's location, which would only take minutes for the patrol car to arrive with the distressed baby. Medical personnel were waiting for the patrol car and were able to save little Kingston's life.
“We are happy to report that Baby Kingston is doing very well and doctors say he will make a full recovery,” reported the Sheriff's office.
“The doctors also said that because of K9 Deputy Nix’s actions, Baby Kingston is alive today. We are tremendously proud of Deputy Nix and we can already see that he and Baby Kingston will have a deep connection that will last a lifetime!”.
It was not revealed what caused Kingston to become unresponsive. But the fact that Nix was in the right place at the right time and had the training to make some critical decisions, made all the difference in the outcome.
A dashcam on Nix's patrol car relives the drama unfolding, from the moment the car was spotted to the drive to emergency. What follows in the video, which at this writing has garnered nearly 20,000 views after only a day online, are a series of stills with Nix looking over Kingston lying in a gurney. Then followed a heartwarming shot of Nix holding Kingston, this time without the pressures experienced mere hours earlier.
Amazing job Deputy Nix!