Springfield Police Officers Francisco Luna, Josue Cruz and Luis Delgado helped save a three month old’s life on Tuesday morning.
Around 11am, officers responded to a home in the Mason Square neighborhood for the report of a baby boy not breathing. When officers arrived they were led upstairs to where the baby’s mother was performing CPR.
When officers arrived the infant was motionless and his skin appeared to be blue in color. Officers quickly took over life-saving measures, performing CPR and providing oxygen. After about five minutes the infant spit up, regained consciousness and began to breathe on his own.
“These officers did an amazing job. Officers are trained in so many different areas and life-saving techniques are one of them. When an infant is in distress that can be one of the most difficult calls officers ever respond to, but to know that the baby is on the road to recovery and these officers helped prevent a tragedy, I am just so proud of them,” said Springfield Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood.
Mayor Domenic J. Sarno stated, “God Bless! First of all, I am very happy that mom and baby are doing well. Simply tremendous life-saving work by Officers Luna, Cruz, and Delgado. Sometimes people forget that our police officers are not only brave, compassionate, but also, sentinels of peace making for a better and healthier community. These stories need to be told more often.”
The mother and baby were transported to Baystate’s Pediatric Unit for further medical treatment. During a follow-up, the mother informed the officers the baby was doing well.