SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) - Two Shaker Heights police officers stopped to check on what they thought was a disabled car sitting near an intersection, but as soon as they pulled up they saw a frantic woman running around to the passenger side. That's when they realized there was a baby in trouble.
The two-month-old girl was choking while sitting in her car seat, with what seemed to be milk coming out of her mouth and nose.
The officers quickly acted on their training, freeing the baby's airways after multiple efforts.
Tamica Pruitte, the mom, says she can't thank the officers enough. She says she was panicked because of the traffic and doesn't know what could have happened.
The officers say they were just in the right place at the right time.
"We could've very easily been backing up an officer on the other side of the city, and not been there until two or three minutes later. And when someone's not breathing, two or three minutes is life or death," officer Alex Okander said.