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VIDEO:'I'm not waiting on medics': Florida deputy hailed as hero after unresponsive baby saved


VIDEO: 'I'm not waiting on medics': Florida deputy hailed as hero after unresponsive baby saved



K9 Deputy Jeremie Nix was on his way home from work when duty called.

Now the Marion County, Fla., officer is being hailed as a hero for helping save the life of an unresponsive infant, a story revealed through dash cam footage and commentary from the Marion County Sheriff's Office.

At 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, a motorist flagged Nix as he sat in his police car at a stoplight. When Nix made a U-turn to meet the motorist, an unnamed woman exited the passenger side of the vehicle, holding an unresponsive infant and talking frantically on the phone.

Nix rushed into action.

He picked up the infant and began performing-life saving measures. The woman watched, clutching her chest as she spoke into the phone.

Nix didn't see any improvement in the baby's condition. He rushed back to his patrol car, carrying the infant.

"I'm not waiting on medics. ... I'm headed to the emergency room with the baby," Nix said to dispatch, according to an edited version of the dash cam footage.

The emergency room was only a half-mile away, and Nix got there in a hurry.

On Thursday, the Marion County Sheriff's Office reported that the 3-month-old is alive and will make a full recovery.

"Doctors also said that because of K9 Deputy Nix's actions, Baby Kingston is alive today," the department wrote on Facebook. "We are tremendously proud of Deputy Nix and we can already see that he and Baby Kingston will have a deep connection that will last a lifetime!"


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