Cops out on patrol in Brighton Beach helped save the life of a 15-month-old infant.
On Saturday, June 9 at around 7:15 p.m., a pair of officers — who were in their patrol car stopped at a red light — were approached by a panic-stricken mother whose baby was not breathing.
The duo, Police Officers James Doyle and Michael Pace of the 60th Precinct, promptly got out of their patrol car at the intersection of Ocean Parkway and Brighton Beach Avenue and confirmed that the 15-month-old baby, Chloe Ivanov, was in fact not breathing and turning blue.
At this point, two other police officers, Police Officer Daniel Newman and Lieutenant Patrick King, assigned to Transit District 34 — who had heard the alert over their radios — also responded to the scene. Newman is also a certified EMT, and, rather than waiting for an ambulance to arrive, after checking for any obstructions in the baby’s mouth, began chest compressions on the infant in the patrol car while King drove to Coney Island Hospital, with the baby’s mother in the car.
As the vehicle arrived at the hospital, Newman felt the baby’s heart begin to beat once again. Color soon returned to her face and she began to cry. The officers immediately brought the infant into the pediatric emergency room, where she was treated and released.