Oakland Police Officer Saves Newborn Baby’s Life
An Oakland police officer saved a newborn baby’s life on Tuesday
afternoon by performing CPR on the infant, police said today.
Officer Gregory Palomo had just started his patrol shift at 3:22
p.m. Tuesday when he received a report that a woman was screaming and crying
for medical attention in the area of Sixth Street near Laney College,
according to police.
Palomo located the woman and discovered she had just given birth
to a newborn, police said.
Palomo immediately noticed that the newborn wasn’t breathing so he
initiated lifesaving medical aid by conducting CPR and the infant responded
by starting to cry and breathe, according to police.
Oakland police said Palomo’s actions saved the newborn’s life.
Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick said in a statement, “I am proud of
the work my officers do every day. This is just one example of the
extraordinary work that is done.”
Police said the mother and newborn were transported to a hospital,
where they are both reported to be doing well.