This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

MANSFIELD, Ohio–  It takes a lot, if anything,  to rattle an Ohio State Highway Patrol trooper, but cameras and a little recognition for a job well done does make them a tad nervous.

Trooper Matthew Stoffer was cool and professional the day he saved a life– a very precious life back in September.

Stoffer was responding to a call of an erratic driver on US 42. When the man pulled over, he yelled for help. His one-year-old daughter wasn’t breathing.

“Just holding a lifeless baby in your hands; it’s something I never want to do again. But it just wasn’t responding to me, so I had the dad open the front door and place the child on the driver seat and just immediately began chest compressions,” the officer said. “After about 8 to 12 chest compressions, I observed a chest rise.”

After the baby begin to breathe, the ambulance came and the girl was flown to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus.

For Stoffer, saving a baby is part of the job, but he feels blessed to have been there to do so.

“I never had to do that in a real life situation. Obviously every year we are certified, but yeah, your training kicked in and that’s all I can say,” Stoffer said.

Two other troopers–  Drew Nelson and Steve Gillum– were also honored for saving a man who they found hanging in his garage.

“In stressful situations like that training really comes through. It did for me; it’s just I was able to react and fortunately be able to be where I was and do what I did,” Stoffer said

The post lost track of the family after the child left the hospital.

Trooper Stoffer hopes to see her again one day.