ALEXANDRIA Twp., NJ (CBS) – Police say a New Jersey state trooper is credited with saving the life of an infant girl after she was found unresponsive in Alexandria Township.
Police say around 6:48 a.m. on October 3, Kinwood Station troopers responded to a 911 call for an unresponsive 8-month-old.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Will You Get A Fourth Relief Payment?
Trooper Benjamin Hockin was the first trooper to respond to the home and immediately retrieved an AED from his vehicle.
Police say prior to the trooper’s arrival, a doctor was performing CPR on the infant.
Authorities say Trooper Hockin assessed baby Lila and discovered she was not breathing and did not have a detectable pulse. He administered one shock based and then began CPR.READ MORE: Philadelphia Mother Pleading To Find Driver Who Struck Son In Hit-And-Run, 'Guardian Angel' Who Found Him
He continued CPR until EMS arrived.
The infant was taken by EMS to Hunterdon County Medical Center. She was then transported to CHOP, where she is doing well, police say.
Doctors and paramedics are commending Trooper Hockin for his efforts to help save the life of baby Lila.
“Trooper Hockin’s quick and decisive actions are a credit to him and the New Jersey State Police,” said Colonel Rick Fuentes, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia's Evil Genius Beer Company Giving Out Free Beers To Those Getting Vaccinated In May
“There is nothing more rewarding or meaningful than to save a life. This is a memorable start to a bright and promising career.”