Video shows Shaker Heights officers helping save life of choking baby

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SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio — Shaker Heights police posted a video to its Facebook page Tuesday which shows two officers helping a baby.

The officers were going to back up another officer when the call was canceled. They were driving along Chagrin Boulevard at Lee Road when they saw a car with the hazards blinking.

“We pull up behind the car; we saw a female exit the car, run to the passenger rear door and appear to be in some distress,” said Officer Ryan Sidders.

Officer Alex Oklander went to the car while Officer Sidders called it in. That’s when he noticed a baby wasn’t breathing.

“The baby had what seemed to be milk coming out of her mouth and nose. That’s when we administered the back thrusts,” said Officer Oklander.

After multiple attempts, they were able to free the baby’s airway.

“Having kids, you never want that to happen to any person, let alone a child, especially a baby that is two months old,” said Officer Oklander.

“We could have easily backed up another officer at a different part of the city. We might have been there two, three minutes later and when someone isn’t breathing, two or three minutes is life or death,” said Officer Ryan Sidders.

**You can watch the entire video in the Facebook post, below**

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