Family Thanks Police Officer for Saving 1-Year-Old Girl's Life

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    A family from Laurel, Md., got a chance to say "thank you" in person to a police officer who they say helped to save their baby's life. News4's Pat Collins reports. (Published Friday, Apr 4, 2014)

    A Laurel, Md., family thanked a police officer who they're pretty sure saved their baby's life.

    Sunday morning, the day after celebrating Emma’s first birthday, her father, Chi Neh Lum heard his wife calling for help.

    “My wife started screaming, ‘The baby is dead! The baby is dead!’” he said.

    At the top of the stairs of their home, Emma wasn’t breathing. Her aunt Adeline Foryoung began CPR.

    “When I grabbed the baby from mom, I looked at her and there was no breathing, her eyes were rolled, and I heard the father shouting behind, ‘Start CPR!’” Foryoung said.

    Sgt. Donald Winstead responded to the 911 call. The family calls him Superman.

    “The aunt was at the top of the steps on her knees with the baby laying at the top of the landing and she was doing CPR,” Winstead said. “So I just leaned in and started doing compressions for her.”

    Emma’s mother is at the hospital with her baby. She’s not going to leave Emma’s side until she is ready to go home.