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Trooper Pulls Family Over For Speeding; Saves Baby’s Life!

When Trooper Matthew Stoffer stopped a car for speeding in September he wasn’t aware that he would soon need to save a life.

Trooper Matthew Stoffer

It turned out the driver’s 1-year old daughter, who was in the back seat, had stopped breathing and her parents were on their way to the hospital.

In a video from the officer’s dash cam, Stoffer can be seen pulling the little girl from the car before starting CPR.

“Just holding a lifeless baby in your hands; it’s something I never want to do again. But it just wasn’t responding to me, so I had the dad open the front door and place the child on the driver seat and just immediately began chest compressions,” the officer told FOXNEWS. “After about 8 to 12 chest compressions, I observed a chest rise.”

Shortly after an ambulance arrived, and the child was flown to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus.

“I never had to do that in a real life situation. Obviously every year we are certified, but yeah, your training kicked in and that’s all I can say,” Stoffer recalled.

Stoffer was honored with a certificate of recognition for his quick thinking this week, along with two other officers.

He hasn’t seen the child or family since the incident, but hopes to again one day.


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Lisa Arneill

SAHM of 2 boys and founder of GrowingYourBaby.com, World Traveled Family and The World We Share. When I'm not running around after my boys, I'm looking for our next vacation spot!

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