SFPD Officers Saved Newborn Infant’s Life


SAN FRANCISCO—On Wednesday, December 12, two veteran officers from Bayview Police Station were credited with saving a newborn infant’s life. The officers responded to call at Third Street and McKinnon Avenue at 2 a.m. According to the caller, a woman was bleeding at the location.

At the location of Third Street and McKinnon Avenue, a man was holding a newborn male infant and grabbed the officers’ attention. The infant was not responsive and needed emergency medical response. An officer, who was a former paramedic, performed CPR on the infant. The officers rushed the infant to San Francisco General Hospital in their patrol car instead of waiting for the ambulance.

The mother of the child was also transported to SFGH. Mother, 39, and her infant child are at San Francisco General Hospital, both in good conditions. The police are investigating the connection between the mother and the man who grabbed the officer’s attentions.


By: Jessica Claflin