Watch Mich. Police Officer Revive Boy who Stopped Breathing

Sept. 1, 2023
“The child started breathing, and you saw that color started coming back around its lips," said Warren Police Officer Brendan Fraser, who performed lifesaving measures on the 18-month-old during a traffic stop.

A Michigan police officer saved an 18-month-old boy who stopped breathing after he pulled over the boy's mom and uncle as they were racing to the hospital.

Warren Police Officer Brendan Fraser was on speed and distracted driving patrol Tuesday when he stopped a mother and uncle at around 6 p.m., WDIV-TV reports. When he spoke with the mom, she told Fraser that she had "a baby in here dying."

The young boy was turning blue, and Fraser quickly began performing lifesaving measures.

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“He had spit and all types of saliva around his mouth. It looked like he was maybe choking, so I put him on my forearm, and I administered a couple of back blows to him when I felt some saliva and vomit fall onto my arm," said Fraser.

Those blows to the back finally got the boy breathing again. Fraser said an illness was to blame the child's breathing issues.

“The child started breathing, and you saw that color started coming back around its lips," he said. "You realized that something happened here, and we’re heading in the right direction.”

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Joe Vince

Joining Endeavor Business Media in 2018, Joe has worked on the company's city services publications. He began working at OFFICER.com as the assistant editor. Before starting at Endeavor, Joe had worked for a variety of print and online news outlets, including the Indianapolis Star, the South Bend Tribune, Reddit and Patch.com.

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