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August 05, 2011
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Chicago cop revives toddler at gas station

The officer performed CPR, dislodging pieces of food stuck in the child's airway

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.

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