Police use CPR to save two-month-old infant

A two-month-old premature baby is being treated at A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children, and two New Castle County police officers are being credited with saving his life. 

Paramedics and police were called Sunday morning to the Maple Hill Townhouses near New Castle for a report of an infant who was not breathing.  The baby’s father was performing CPR when the officers arrived. 

Officer First Class Roger Jackson and Corporal JoAnna Burton took over.  Paramedics continued treatment as they rushed the infant to Christiana Hospital.

The infant and his twin sister were born nine weeks premature, and the boy’s mother called 9-1-1 when she discovered the boy was not breathing.  Heart monitors were also attached to both infants.  The boy’s monitor had gone off, alerting the mother.

The baby boy resumed breathing again at Christiana, and was transferred to the children’s hospital for further evaluation and treatment.

Police were on the scene within two minutes of the call to 9-1-1.

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