Danville officer saves baby’s life

DANVILLE, Va. – A two-week-old baby is alive today thanks to a Danville Police officer and a quick-thinking waitress.

Officer Melissa Carey was eating lunch at Nikki’s Family Restaurant on Riverside Drive when a waitress ran to her table asking for help. That’s after the parents of the two-week-old boy noticed he had stopped breathing and was choking while sleeping in his baby carrier.

Surveillance video shows Officer Carey running over to the table and working to get the infant breathing again.

Carey later went to the hospital to check on the baby and the family.

The boy’s mother credits Officer Carey with saving her baby’s life.

Danville Police praised her quick response saying: “Thank you Off. Carey for representing the Danville Police Department in the best way possible and well done to the staff at Nikki’s Family Restaurant for your quick response and thank you for sharing the video.”