Md. cop revives 9-day-old baby roadside
Officer Ben Crumlin was flagged down by a couple whose newborn baby stopped breathing
By Matthew Stabley
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. — A police officer helped save an infant in dramatic fashion alongside a Montgomery County road early Monday morning after the child's parents pulled the officer over in a bit of role reversal.
Working the midnight shift in Silver Spring, Md., about 1 a.m., Officer Ben Crumlin saw a vehicle approaching him at a high rate of speed on Randolph Road near Hammonton Place, police said. The driver flashed his lights and honked his horn, and Officer Crumlin pulled over his cruiser.
A 9-day-old boy in the vehicle was having trouble breathing, his parents told Crumlin. They were rushing to the hospital.
The officer determined the child wasn’t breathing at all, police said. Using CPR, Crumlin revived the baby, but he continued to have difficulty breathing.