Video Shows Florida Police Officers Save Choking Baby

A Kissimmee mother is thankful for the Kissimmee Police Department’s quick actions Saturday that kept her baby boy alive after a scary choking incident.

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A Kissimmee mother is thankful for the Kissimmee Police Department’s quick actions Saturday that kept her baby boy alive after a scary choking incident.
A Kissimmee mother is thankful for the Kissimmee Police Department’s quick actions Saturday that kept her baby boy alive after a scary choking incident.
Kissimmee Police Department

KISSIMMEE, Florida -- A Kissimmee mother is thankful for the Kissimmee Police Department’s quick actions Saturday that kept her baby boy alive after a scary choking incident, according to KPD.

Amanda Zimmerman was feeding her 1-year-old baby, MJ, Goldfish crackers when he suddenly started choking, KPD reported.

Zimmerman tried to clear the airway but was unable and ran outside with MJ looking for help, the report showed.


As luck would have it KPD’s officer Miguel Lanzo happen to be driving by when he saw Zimmerman attempting to flag him down.

Putriment called for help and five officers arrived on scene. After administering multiple back blows to MJ, the infant began breathing, KPD said.

First responders arrived and transported the baby to the hospital for monitoring.

Despite not breathing for nearly 10 minutes, MJ appears to be in stable condition and behaving normally, KPD said.

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