While the police are being looked down in parts of our country, one police man is being hailed as a ‘hero’ in South Carolina.
Body camera video captured Cpl. Derrall Foster of the Belton Police Department saving a choking 4-month-old infant. He arrived at the scene to find neighbors signalling him in a panic.
A tiny baby named Maryelle stopped breathing after choking on a Tylenol her mother, Kiersten Nivens, gave her to soothe her teething. The mom ran out looking for help after her phone battery died. “She was not blue yet, but she was not breathing,” Foster said. “She was very limp. I saw my 2-year-old as if it were her, and I knew we had to take care of the situation.”
Watch the breathtaking moment below
Foster did a modified version of chest compressions for infants, he tapped her back to dislodge the medicine from her throat, but the baby was appearing to be lethargic. He still did not give up and patted her back multiple times till he heard Maryelle’s cry. “Oh God it was very relieving,” Foster said. “I’m just doing my job. That’s all I was doing.”
The mother of the baby was very thankful for Foster and all the first responders who helped her child. We are proud of our police officers who go above and beyond the call of duty to help citizens across the country.