Deputy Kimbro was going about his duties stopping speeding passengers, but this case was different. The deputy is from the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office in South Carolina. What he saw during a routine traffic stop shocked him, but he was ready to react!
While he pulled over the vehicle, someone from the passenger ran out shouting that a baby was chocking! The 12-day-old baby was struggling for air. But the officer knew exactly what to do.
Please open those eyes, sweetheart,” Kimbro is heard saying in the video. He knew to maneuver his fingertip inside her mouth and pump her chest. Young baby Riley began breathing again through the CPR resuscitation technique the officer used.
“The whole time I was thinking to myself, do not let this baby die in front of her mother and her grandmother. Just don’t,” Kimbro shared with Inside Edition. The mom and step-grandmother were both in the car. They explained that the baby had choked on milk and that her breathing and pulse was touch and go.
Kimbro reassured them “As long as she’s crying, she’s breathing.”
The paramedics arrived shortly after. The baby was able to make a full recovery.
“I’m just glad little Riley is just flourishing,” Kimbro commented. “Because of deputy Kimbro’s steadfast, professional and heroic response, the 12-day-old baby was able to live,” Kimbro’s sheriff’s department posted online. What a hero!