A Dallas police officer, Sergio Perez, saved a 1-year-old’s life while on break from training with his K9 partner at a McDonald’s drive-thru. He heard someone yelling for help and jumped into action according to a CBS NFW article. They say,
“A Dallas police officer was on his break grabbing food at a McDonalds drive-thru when a baby nearby stopped breathing.
CBS 11 obtained the bodycam footage of that scary moment and how the officer jumped into action to save the baby’s life.
Dallas Police Department’s Senior Corporal Sergio Perez was on break from training with his K9 partner Goro. He pulled into an East Dallas McDonalds drive-thru late at night on Jan. 10 to get his dog some nuggets as a reward, when he heard someone yelling for help.
“So I pulled up to see what was going on and a female came around the corner holding a child on her shoulders and she was yelling and screaming that she needed to get her child to the hospital because he was not breathing,” said Perez.”
Perez was flagged down by a woman seeking help for her unresponsive one-year-old son. In the absence of his patrol vehicle, Perez swiftly initiated life-saving measures and assisted in stabilizing the child until paramedics arrived according to a NBC DFW article. They say,
“So, I assumed something bad was happening,” Perez said.
He then spotted a woman who walked around the corner holding her 1-year-old son and screaming for help. The child was not breathing and appeared lifeless, Perez recalled.
Because Perez had his K9 partner in his squad car, he was unable to take the woman and child to the hospital. As they waited for an ambulance, he began to perform chest compressions on the child.
Perez said this was the first time in his career he has had to perform CPR.”
While waiting for the ambulance, Perez performed CPR and the child started breathing again. The child and mother were then taken to hospital. Perez attributes the event to divine intervention.