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Bodycam video shows NJ Transit police officer performing CPR to revive newborn

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.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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