Central Texas deputy hailed a hero after performing CPR, saving newborn’s life

Updated: Jun. 22, 2021 at 2:16 PM CDT
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ROGERS, Texas (KWTX) - A Bell County Sheriff’s Office deputy being hailed a hero after he successfully performed lifesaving measures on a 14-day-old baby.

On Monday, June 21, 2021, Deputy Shawn Hearn of the Bell County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a foster mother who said her 14-day-old baby had turned blue and became unresponsive while they were traveling in a vehicle.

Deputy Hearn, already in the area, was able to respond quickly.

While on scene, Deputy Hearn immediately began performing CPR on the infant, and continued to do so for nine minutes until EMS arrived on scene.

Once paramedics arrived on scene, the baby girl began breathing on her own and was taken to a hospital for further treatment.

During the ordeal, Deputy Hearn also provided reassurance and support for the foster mother.

The Bell County Sheriff’s Department says they have since learned the baby is doing well.

“It is incidents such as this one involving Deputy Hearn that accurately depicts the dedication and service to others that men and women in law enforcement provide to our community each and every day and we couldn’t be any more proud of Deputy Hearn for his service to the citizens of Bell County. Good job, sir! Well done!,” the Bell County Sheriff’s Office.

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