By PoliceOne Staff
CHICAGO — A Chicago police officer saved a child who had stopped breathing in a gas station parking lot.
Christopher Elliot was in his cruiser Wednesday night when a man pounded on the squad car, screaming, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
He guided Elliott to a panicked mother and father whose baby had apparently stopped breathing.
Elliott performed CPR on the 15-month-old boy, dislodging pieces of food stuck in the child’s airway, Elliott’s supervisor said.
“I feel great that I kept the baby alive,’’ Elliott said. “I did what I was supposed to do.”
The baby was taken to a local hospital, and he was released Thursday morning.