A now-healthy baby who was born premature in June has just been named an Honorary Constable with the Sarnia Police Service “for being a real trooper and fighting a good fight.”
On June 11, members of the Sarnia Police Service, Lambton EMS, and the Sarnia Fire Department were dispatched to what was believed to be a baby not breathing.
Officers arrived on scene to find the child was literally just born at home and still attached to the umbilical cord. Officers noted the baby was grey in colour, not breathing, and unresponsive while the mother was in shock from the unexpected birth of her child.
One officer began CPR on the newborn and she began to periodically respond with gasps of breath and movement. Within a short period of time, paramedics arrived on scene and continued to care for the infant with assistance from Sarnia Fire.
While this was going on, two other officers were reassuring the father and another child who were all in shock and concerned with everything that was happening.
EMS was able to transport the prematurely born child to hospital where she recovered and remained for several weeks to receive the care she needed.
On July 9, the three officers along with the attending paramedic from that evening were welcomed for a small reunion with the family of baby Brodie-Lynn, who is now healthy and doing well.
“911 workers responded to thousands of calls a year and a call of this nature is fairly rare so the reward of reuniting with the child and family was very appreciated by officers, the paramedic, and the family,” said Sarnia Police.
The Sarnia Police Service would like to thank the officers, paramedics, and fire fighters involved for their great team work and their quick response to an event that could have ended tragically.