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Louisville police officer saves infant's life after she had stopped breathing

A man ran into a Louisville gas station saying his 7-day-old baby wasn't breathing. Body camera footage captured officers' life-saving actions.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — It was one family's worst nightmare when their 7-day-old child stopped breathing outside a Louisville gas station.

In a video posted to twitter, the Louisville Metro Police Department said Officers Noah Cole and Nick Greene were inside a gas station at 18th and Broadway when the young girl's father ran in saying his daughter, Emma, wasn't breathing.

Body camera footage then shows officers Cole and Greene immediately running out into the parking lot to help assist the family.

Officer Greene began to perform life-saving measures by patting on the unconscious girl's back until she cried out.

"Thank you," the mother tearfully tells Greene as he hands her daughter back into her mother's arms.

During a Friday press conference, Officer Cole said, like so many others, when he joined LMPD he wanted to help people.

"This is just one of the things that we do every day as we try to help somebody," he said.

"You never know what the day is gonna bring," Officer Greene added. "You never know what's gonna happen. You just have to be there when you get called."

Baby Emma was taken to a local hospital to be evaluated, LMPD said. Emma's family later told police that their daughter is now "home, happy and healthy."

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