NEWARK, NJ (Essex County) – New Jersey Transit Police officers effectively used teamwork, life-saving skills and a police vehicle to save the life of a newborn baby girl Tuesday morning.
On July 14, at 10:00 a.m., NJTPD officers at Newark Penn Station responded to a report of a medical event in the women’s restroom.
Upon arrival, officers found a mother who was cradling her newborn baby in her arms. The baby was not breathing and was grey in color.
Officer Bryan Richards immediately began chest compressions but the baby remained unresponsive. He urgently called for EMS to respond via police radio.
Realizing the dire need for immediate medical care, Officer Richards rushed the baby to a police cruiser accompanied by Officer Alberto Nunes. While Officer Richards continued chest compressions, Officer Nunes drove the police cruiser to the hospital.
After continued chest compressions and Officer Richard’s words of encouragement, the baby began to breathe. The baby is currently doing well, police said.