Quick acting California cop earns accolades for saving choking baby at In-N-Out Burger

“A Good Man is Hard to Find” read the title of Flannery O’Connor’s southern gothic tale from 1953. She was right then and her sentiment remains accurate today. But there is hope for mankind, even as the western civilization crumbles before our very eyes beneath the evil anvil of leftism, debauchery and unchecked cynicism.

Good men still exist, and contrary to what BLM and Antifa would have impressionable and petulant children masquerading as adults believe, they often wear the uniform of law enforcement.

A Fox News report Friday tells the heartwarming story of a Mountain View, CA police officer who saved a choking infant outside of an In-N-Out Burger franchise location.

According to a release from the Mountain View Police Department (MVPD), Officer Garcia was in the parking lot across the street from the fast-food chain – located on the 1100 block of Rengstorff Avenue – when MVPD dispatch received a call at around 7:45 p.m. PT that “a baby boy was choking outside the In-N-Out.”

Garcia was seated nearby in his patrol vehicle, writing a report on a separate incident when he heard the call over his radio. He exited his vehicle, ran to the In-N-Out and found that the infant was neither breathing nor moving.

He took the baby and began performing CPR. EMTs from the city’s fire personnel arrived on the scene shortly after to conduct follow-up medical care and assisted in transporting the baby to a local hospital for treatment.

“For several minutes, Officer Garcia did chest compressions and got the baby to begin breathing again,” MVPD wrote.

It is important to note here that performing CPR on infants demands specific techniques that are different than what one would perform on an adult. The MVPD took the opportunity in their Facebook post to lay out the specifics. Knowledge is power and this writer can’t improve upon it, so here it is.


“I am so proud of the quick actions that were taken to help this littlest Mountain View resident,” Chief Chris Hsiung said in a statement. “It is a good feeling to know we have someone like Officer Garcia ever ready to help our community in a time of need.”

“The department advised that those administering CPR kneel beside the baby or hold it firmly depending on its age, push hard and fast with one or two fingers to deliver 30 quick compressions each around 1.5 inches deep, give two rescue breaths by making a seal over the infant’s mouth and nose before blowing to make the chest clearly rise and continue the steps until there are obvious signs of life, until an AED (automated external defibrillator) is ready to use, an EMS professional takes over, the scene becomes unsafe or the person administering CPR is too exhausted to continue,” wrote Fox News on Friday.

The child has since been released and is back home with his family.

Thankfully, in this case, a good man wasn’t hard to find.


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