Bodycam video shows Georgia police officer saving choking baby

RAW VIDEO: Georgia officer saves choking baby's life

BURKE COUNTY, Ga. — A Georgia police officer is being hailed a hero for possibly saving a baby's life.

Body camera video showed Waynesboro police officer Erreka Bennett giving first aid to a baby with a blocked airway on April 13.

"There you go. He ain't breathing. Needs some oxygen. There you go,” Bennett is heard on the video.

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The baby survived and is doing very well.

The Waynesboro police chief posted a picture on the department’s Facebook page of the officer saying, “We’re extremely proud of Officer Bennett and happy to announce the infant child is doing great.”

Bennett received a Letter of Commendation for her lifesaving actions.

The Facebook post received dozens of comments and “likes" praising the officer. Bennett even commented on the post saying, “Thank you everyone. I would do that for anyone. I’m here to protect and service and be a light to my community.”

Yesterday, May 26, 2020 Officer Erreka Bennett received a Letter of Commendation for her role in administering first aid...

Posted by Waynesboro, GA Police Department on Wednesday, May 27, 2020