As our country is deeply divided on racism and hatred for the police, one California police officer showed the country what it is to be an honest and sincere cop.
A California sheriff’s deputy who was monitoring a protest last month went above and beyond to save a baby who swallowed a coin and couldn’t breathe. The 11-month-old boy had stopped breathing at a park in Palmdale, about 60 miles north of Los Angeles, on May 31, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.
The department shared a two-minute surveillance video of the rescue, which showed two women carrying the child through a supermarket parking lot looking for help. While the baby’s mother stopped to pat his back, the other woman stopped Deputy Cameron Kinsey, who was monitoring the protest, officials said.
“None of that other stuff matters,” Kinsey said in a statement. “Just the baby.” Kinsey immediately jumped into action, using his finger to perform a “mouth sweep” and clear vomit from the child’s mouth, officials said. After several blows to the boy’s back, he began breathing again and afterward the Paramedics took the child to a hospital.
The little baby had swallowed a coin, which was lodged in his throat and blocked his airway, and due to Kinsey’s actions, the coin was turned sideways and the child could breathe again.
Kinsey is being modest about the incident and is not taking credit for it, instead, he is praising the mother, “Mom did the right thing,” Kinsey told the Antelope Valley Press. “She was quick-thinking and started patting him on the back to dislodge whatever he had stuck in there. I saw that. I saw she was scared and kind of frantic, so I ran over and I grabbed the baby. At that point, training just took over.”
A Palmdale Sheriff's Station deputy took swift action at a park recently, when he encountered a desperate mother and her son, who was in physical distress. On Sunday, May 31, 2020, security camera footage captured the intense moment when two women ran frantically across a supermarket parking lot in the 3000 block of Rancho Vista Boulevard; one of them carried a limp, 11-month-old boy and stopped to administer back blows upon him. Moments earlier, the women were participating in a protest at the park, when the baby got sick, stopped breathing and lost consciousness. They ran toward deputies who were across the street, monitoring the protest, to seek assistance.
Deputy Cameron Kinsey spotted the women coming his way, ran toward them, and met them in the parking lot. An anxious mother handed her son to the deputy, who immediately recognized something was gravely wrong. Deputy Kinsey assessed the child, administered a mouth sweep with his finger and dislodged vomit. Video footage shows clear relief in the posture of everyone encircling when the baby began to breathe again and regained alertness. Paramedics arrived shortly afterward and transported the toddler to the hospital for treatment. It was later determined the little one swallowed a coin, which lodged in his throat and blocked the airway. It was Deputy Kinsey who opened the airway with the mouth sweep procedure and turned the coin sideways, allowing air to pass through.
“None of that other stuff matters,” said Deputy Kinsey about all the other things going on around him at the time, “Just the baby.”
Posted by Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Tuesday, June 16, 2020
This is one of many kind acts done by the police around our country, we thank God for our police officers and for all that they do to protect and rescue citizens everywhere.