Video: Ark. LEO risks life to save baby during standoff with armed dad

Officer Brittany Godfrey was able to save a baby girl from her armed father


By PoliceOne Staff

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An Arkansas officer pulled a baby to safety during a highway pursuit and standoff.

According to USA Today, Little Rock Arkansas Police Officer Brittany Godfrey was able to save a baby girl from her armed father, who allegedly fired shots at his girlfriend before leading police on a highway pursuit.

The suspect, identified as 43-year-old Farris Deloney, was being pursued by police after being accused of kidnapping his 1-year-old daughter from a Walmart parking lot. In a video released by the Little Rock Police Department, Deloney’s vehicle can be seen stopping after being jammed at a traffic light.

Five officers surrounded Deloney’s vehicle noting he had a gun. They pleaded for him to put the gun down and remove the baby from the car.

On video, Godfrey can be heard asking Deloney to take the baby out of the car. She was able to grab her from the passenger seat and move her away from the standoff, and a few minutes later, officers successfully deescalated the situation and convinced Deloney to surrender.

The suspect pleaded not guilty of kidnapping, aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a minor.

 

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