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Porter County Officer Performs CPR, Revives Baby

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A four-week old baby girl is going to be okay thanks to the actions of a Porter County Sheriff's Deputy – who wasn't originally scheduled to be working that night. Sgt. Jeremy Chavez responded to a 911 call of a baby not breathing just after midnight Saturday, when on his way he was flagged down by a driver who turned out to be the mother, who had decided to leave for the hospital. Officer Chavez, who'd never performed CPR on a baby and just received his annual CPR certification about a month ago, performed CPR on the infant right then and there until medics arrived. The child was born premature, officials say, and had been hospitalized until last Friday.  At last check, the baby, who was transferred to a South Bend hospital was doing well.  [Photos provided; From left, Diamond Earl holding her baby Chyna Earl; Porter County Sheriff's Police Sgt. Jeremy Chavez]


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