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Officer Flagged Down by Frantic Parents Saves Newborn Who Wasn't Breathing

Montgomery County police officer Ben Crumlin’s ‘ability to act quickly’ saved child’s life, police said.

FILE | Patch
FILE | Patch

Flagged down by parents of a 9-day-old boy, a Montgomery County police officer is being credited with saving the infant’s life Monday morning in Silver Spring.

The baby’s parents alerted patrol officer Ben Crumlin as they sped down Randolph Road near Hammonton Place at around 1 a.m. Police said they were flashing their car lights and honking in an attempt to get his attention.

When Crumlin pulled over, the parents told him they were on their way to the hospital because their baby was having trouble breathing.

Crumlin discovered that the boy wasn’t breathing at all.

After administering CPR, Crumlin was able to revive the baby, but the child continued to have trouble breathing.

The infant was transported to the hospital and has since been released, police said.

Crumlin has been a Montgomery County police officer for six years.

“Officer Crumlin’s training and experience and his ability to act quickly made a difference in this child’s life,” said 3rd Dsitrict Commander Don Johnson.

Laura B December 30, 2013 at 11:13 PM
Officer Crumlin - one of Montgomery County Police's finest. THE best police department in the country! Thank you.

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