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Denver officer rescues baby at Stock Show parade

Officer Brad Dore was called to action while working the National Western Stock Show parade Thursday.

DENVER — A Denver Police officer's quick actions saved the life of a baby who had stopped breathing during the National Western Stock Show parade Thursday.

DPD said in an Instagram post that Officer Brad Dore, who is assigned to the department's traffic operations unit, was monitoring his post at 18th and Stout when a man ran up to him and his partner and told them of a baby who was not breathing two blocks away. 

Dore immediately called for emergency medical services and ran to 17th and Stout where a crowd was gathering near a woman holding a baby. According to to the post, the baby's mother was nearby, visibly concerned for the well-being of her child. 

Dore, who saw that the child was not moving but was conscious, took the baby from the woman and immediately began administering first aid. He turned the child over and patted the infant on the back, then cleared the baby's airway and patted the child's back again until the baby began to cry. 

Credit: Zain Dada

As the mother gathered herself, Dore continued to hold the baby and placed his hat on the infant to help keep the child warm. When Denver Fire and EMS arrived minutes later, the baby was calm and breathing. Dore then handed the baby over to EMS and returned to his post. 

Zain Dada witnessed Dore's lifesaving efforts and captured it in photographs. He said it was an emotional scene.

"You know, all these people were surrounding the mother and they all looked very panicked, kind of frozen, didn't know what to do," he said. "And so we kind of all were scared and had tears in our eyes. But it was this beautiful moment I wanted to capture where, you know, he was holding the baby."

All in a day's work for Officer Dore.



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