Video shows Atlanta SWAT officer saving life of baby after performing CPR – WSB-TV Channel 2


ATLANTA — A baby’s life is saved after an APD SWAT officer stops and performs CPR.

On Friday, May 13, APD posted video on Facebook of an officer performing CPR on a 4-month-old baby.

Police said Officer Oden was driving in the area along the Martin Luther King corridor at around 12:38 p.m. when he noticed a vehicle driving down the street with its hazard lights on and the cars began frantically honking their horns.

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Oden followed the car to see if there was an emergency. The people in the car parked at a fire station, jumped out and waved to officers for help.

A woman holding the baby ran to Oden and said the baby wasn’t breathing.


When Grady’s EMS arrived, Oden successfully got a pulse and the baby’s legs started moving. The baby was taken to the hospital for further treatment.

The Atlanta Police Department included the following statements in their Facebook post:

“If being in the right place at the right time was one person, then SPO Oden is him. He could not have imagined that his patrol in this area would result in such an emergency situation. Officers never know what to expect during their shift, they just show up ready to act. SPO Oden’s actions were quick, calm, caring and professional. This is another example of the heroic work officers do every day. His response reflects a high level of training, preparedness, and compassion.

We couldn’t be prouder of him at this critical moment. We know the city of Atlanta is safer with SPO Oden and our team of professional, responsive and caring officers getting the job done and patrolling our streets 24 hours a day, 365 days a week. It is indeed a calling. Good work, sir!”

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