GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Two GRPD officers helped revive a newborn last month.
Amanda Stewart and Ryan Johnston were the closest units on Dec. 17 at about 2:45 a.m. when the call went out and they arrived within a few minutes to find a newborn not breathing, the department said in a Facebook post.
Stewart, a paramedic before she became a police officer, recognized that the infant’s airway was blocked with mucus.
While Johnston performed CPR, Stewart began clearing the airway.
Within a matter of minutes, the infant regained a pulse and its airway cleared.
The child was taken to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital for additional care.
The infant is now home and GRPD says it is doing well.