Sheriff's Deputy performs CPR on baby on hood of car


by Tiffany Shepherd

MILWAUKEE-- A Milwaukee County Sheriff's Deputy resuscitated a baby Tuesday by performing CPR on the hood of his squad car.

The mother was driving on I-43 northbound on the Layton Ave on-ramp when she heard the 7-month-old baby girl choking.

She stopped her vehicle and got out to check on the baby in the back seat.

She found the baby choking on milk and phlegm, but was unable to remove it from the baby's mouth.

She attempted CPR and called 911 when she could not revive the baby girl.

Deputy Jeffrey Mike responded to that 911 call at 5:32 p.m.

Within 3 minutes he arrived to the scene and was handed the lifeless baby by the mother.

He cleared the baby's airway by delivering back thrusts and doing a finger sweep of her mouth.

Then he performed CPR on the baby on the hood of his squad car.

The baby then responded by making a closed fist and opening her eyes.

Deputy Mike continued chest compressions until Milwaukee Fire Department medical personnel arrived on the scene at 5:39 p.m.

They took over the rescue effort and the baby was transported to Children's Hospital.

On Wednesday the baby was reportedly doing well.



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