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    Officers Help Save Choking Baby in Mass.

    The officers were able to clear the baby’s airway and tell dispatch that the baby was crying and breathing again.

    (Published Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017)

    Two Uxbridge, Massachusetts, police officers are being hailed as heroes after saving an infant that stopped breathing.

    Police received a 911 call on Dec. 7 for a report of an infant not breathing, according to a post on their Facebook page. Dispatch told officers that the mother and grandmother were driving the infant to the fire department for help.

    Officer Kyle Tripp was able to catch up with their vehicle, where the grandmother handed infant Ashlynn out of the window.

    Tripp saw what appeared to be formula coming from the baby’s mouth and began performing back thrusts. Moments later officer William Ethier arrived and provided help.

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    "I'm gonna be a first-time father in February so my heart started racing and pounding," said Ethier. 

    The officers were able to clear Ashlynn’s airway and tell dispatch that she was crying and breathing again.

    "All the training we go through, this is what it's about," said Tripp.

    Ashlynn was taken to Milford Hospital and is now doing well back at home.

    "Uxbridge PD is truly honored to serve and be there when needed in times of crisis," they said in their post. "All is well!"

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