Two cops in Pensacola, Florida are being celebrated as heroes for saving a little girl’s life not too long ago.
“On June 13, 2020, officers got a call that a three year old girl had been found floating in a swimming pool at a residence of the north side of town,” the police stated in a press release on Monday.
When Officer Kyle Skipper arrived on the scene, he saw the child’s grandmother trying to give her CPR. Nonetheless, the child was unresponsive and not breathing.
I don’t know about you, but as a father, watching that video brought out every emotion I think I understand. For those insane leftists who want to defund the police, show them this video to let them know that no social worker or community organizer would have saved this little girl’s life the way these two police officers did.
From the release:
Officer Skipper picked up the child and held her up off the ground and face down with one hand while using his other hand to firmly strike her back in an attempt to clear any obstructions. Officer Robert Lindblom arrived to assist, and as they were preparing to use the AED, she took a small breath. Officer Lindblom located a pulse after giving chest compressions.
The officers laid the child on her side in an attempt to keep her airway clear. The officers used their fingers to clear vomit from the child’s mouth, and the child began breathing better and began to move.
“To be honest, my first thought was, ‘There’s no way we’re going to bring her back because as purple and as blue she was, I thought for sure she was gone,” Officer Robert Lindblom recollected.
“When I saw her take that breath, I really just thought it was a miracle. when we arrived on scene I didn’t expect her to recover,” he added.
The little girl was rushed to the hospital and doctors said if the police had not been there to assist, she wouldn’t have survived much longer without oxygen.
After the incident, the police announced that the little girl made a full recovery and they shared a photo of her on its Twitter page:
She made a full recovery!! pic.twitter.com/cWPihJD6VF
— Pensacola Police (@PensacolaPolice) July 29, 2020
The officers admitted that they’re also parents of young kids, and that they couldn’t help but imagine if this little girl had been one of their children. That’s something that goes through every parent’s mind when confronted with a child in trouble.
This is further proof that police officers are human beings who care for the communities they serve. God Bless the men and women in blue.
“I’ve got a 3-year-old girl, the same age, and a 4-year-old son. Yeah, it hits home,” Officer Skipper commented.