Gwinnett County

Off-duty Gwinnett officer helps save life of neighbor’s baby who stopped breathing

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A Gwinnett County police officer is being praised for his quick action in saving a baby’s life even while off-duty.

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According to Gwinnett officials, one night Cpl. Linsey Meador was at home with his family when his neighbor frantically knocked on his door.

The neighbor’s baby had reportedly stopped breathing.

The off-duty officer immediately sprung into action. Meador ran over to the neighbor’s home and started CPR on the baby, while his wife called 911.


Meador later learned that the baby had stopped breathing because of a seizure.

The department said due to Meador’s quick action, the baby made a full recovery and helped create a positive outcome for the family.

Gwinnett police honored Meador with the Lifesaving Award.

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