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Watch: Officer saves 3-week-old baby who wasn't breathing

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An officer saved a 3-week-old baby who wasn't breathing on Monday, July 13, 2020, in Sterling Heights, Michigan. (Sterling Heights Police Department)

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (SBG) — A 3-week-old baby who wasn't breathing was saved by a police officer in Sterling Heights, Michigan, on Monday.

In a video posted by the police department, Officer Maciejewski is seen pulling up to the home while the panicked family runs out with the baby. The officer performs back thrusts to clear the baby's airway until the baby starts to cry.

"Ofc. Maciejewski calmly takes the baby in his arms and performs back thrusts in attempts to clear the baby’s air way. When doing so, the baby coughs up the obstruction, and begins to cry," the department posted on Facebook.

Toward the end of the video, the mother is heard telling the officer that the baby started choking while drinking milk.

"If it wasn’t for Ofc. Maciejewski’s quick, calm, lifesaving actions, the outcome of this incident could have been tragically different. Not only did the officer save the baby, but the officer did an outstanding job consoling the family," the department added.

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