Talk about being in the right place at the right time. When a mother found her infant son unresponsive in his car seat, she panicked. In the opposite lane, a Sheriff’s deputy sat in his cruiser. The mother flagged the officer down and pulled over. He took control of the situation, and performed life-saving CPR on the boy and even drove him the rest of the way to the hospital.
Deputy Jeremie Nix saved the boy Wednesday in Ocala, Florida.
The baby’s distraught mother, Nechole Crowell, was driving with King, her son, when the incident occurred. Deputy Nix, unsure of the emergency, pulled in behind her when he saw her frantic waving.
Crowell exited the car with King in her arms, but Nix took over and began CPR. After a few attempts at the delicate procedure, King took a breath. Nix, hoping he might have assistance by that time, couldn’t hear sirens. So he took the boy in his vehicle and drove the rest of the way to the hospital.
“Deputy Nix delivered the child to medical personnel,” the Marion County Sheriff’s Office wrote, “who then began treating the child. We are happy to report that Baby Kingston is doing very well and doctors say he will make a full recovery!!”
“Doctors also said that because of K9 Deputy Nix’s actions, Baby Kingston is alive today. We are tremendously proud of Deputy Nix and we can already see that he and Baby Kingston will have a deep connection that will last a lifetime!!”
“Let me just say that yesterday GOD showed me just how real he was,” Crowell wrote on Facebook. “My son KING was barely breathing, & fighting for his life. My sister & I noticed an officer sitting at a red light & we got his attention.”
“With his fast thinking HE & GOD saved my son…. after his shift he and his beautiful wife came to shands just to see him again. His word to me was ‘Don’t you worry, i will not leave until i help save your son!'” she wrote.
“GOD had me in the right place because he knew you needed me… THANK YOU OFFICER JAY NIX FROM THE OCALA SHERIFFS OFFICE K-9 unit!! ”
“I just wanted the world to know how great this officer is, & how GREAT GOD is…….. not all officers are bad, he’s one of many good guys ❤️❤️ KING & I WILL FOREVER APPRECIATE YOU.”
Here’s the video of Nix talking about the incident.