Rescued baby

(Source: Berkeley County Sheriff's Office)

SUMMERVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) – The Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office said Sheriff Duane Lewis awarded a deputy the “life-saving medal” after saving the life of a newborn baby that stopped breathing.

It happened on June 11 after Deputy Kimbro pulled over a vehicle for speeding.

What happened next was captured on Kimbro’s body-worn camera.

When the driver stopped, she got out of her car and alerted Kimbro her 12-day-old baby had stopped breathing while drinking a bottle.

Kimbro jumped into action and performed life-saving first aid until EMS arrived.

“When we wear the uniform and badge, we become what someone needs at that moment. For one Deputy that meant he needed to become the line between life and death for one young child,” the sheriff’s office posted on Facebook Thursday.

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