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Amazing bodycam footage captures the moment police officers save an infant’s life
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Amazing bodycam footage captures the moment police officers save an infant’s life

Two police officers in Shaker Heights, Ohio saved the life of an two-month-old baby on Tuesday, and bodycam caught the entire dramatic ordeal on camera.

What happened?

Officer Alex Oklander and Officer Ryan Sidders pulled their patrol car up behind a car that was stopped in the middle of the road with its hazard lights flashing, according to reports.

"We saw a female exit the car, run to the passenger rear door and appear to be in some distress," Sidders told WJW-TV.

Oklander said he observed that the two-month-old female child in the backseat was not breathing and had what appeared to be milk coming from her mouth and nose.

"That’s when we administered the back thrusts," Oklander said.

The baby's airway was cleared after several of the officers' attempts.

"As soon as I heard that first breath I think we were both kind of like 'Thank God,'" Sidders said, according to WKYC-TV.

Anything else?

According to the station, the child's mother, Tamica Pruitte, said that her daughter, Tyra, was born prematurely, and as a result, she is prone to choking.

"That was God watching over mine," Pruitte said of the officers' help. "I watched it, and I was like 'Wow they really helped me out there.'"

Oklander told WKYC that he's had to do this to his own children.

The Shaker Heights Police Department shared the amazing footage on their Facebook page on Tuesday.

The video was captioned, "Officer Oklander never expected that stopping to help a disabled motorist would require a life saving effort. He and Officer Sidders soon learned Tamica Pruitte's two month old child, Tyra, was choking and not breathing. Way to go officers!"

At the time of this writing, the dramatic footage has been viewed over 40,000 times.

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