South Carolina Police Officer Hailed As A Hero After Saving A Choking 4-Month-Old Baby

A police officer caught his heroic act on his body cam when he saved an infant from choking to death.

Derrall Foster of the Belton Police Department was wearing a body camera when he captured an amazing moment where he was shown saving a little baby. The officer said he was driving on October 4 when he was flagged down by a whole bunch of neighbors. They all looked panicked and then he pulled over to see what he needed to help with.

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A little 4-month-old baby girl, Maryelle, was given Tylenol by her mother Kiersten Nivens. Nivens gave Maryelle the Tylenol because she needed it for teething. The little girl was given the medication and she began choking. She ran outside when her phone battery died and that is when Foster was flagged down. Foster said when he arrived the little girl was not blue but she was not breathing. He said that he has a two-year-old daughter and so he just imagined that it was his daughter not breathing and he knew he had to do everything he could to save the baby girl.

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The video on his body cam showed him grabbing the little girl from the panicked mother. He was trying so hard to get the medication out of her throat. He kept on patting her back and doing chest compressions. The little girl started looking lethargic and he kept up with the compressions and patting her back trying to get her to breathe again. He then finally heard her cry and he said it was the best noise he could hear. He said he certainly was not a hero and he was just doing his job. Anybody would do what he did. He was so happy that he was able to have such a great outcome with the infant.

Nivens said she was so grateful for Foster and all of the first responders who helped her daughter and saved her life. She was so happy that she was able to get Foster's attention and that she is able to have her daughter healthy.

Thank you to all of the responders who helped save the little girl's life. You are all heroes.

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