A Denton police officer is being celebrated after saving the life of a newborn baby on Tuesday.
Officer Yancy Green was sent to a call in the 900 block of West University Drive — by a shopping center — about a person who wasn’t breathing, the Denton Police Department said.
When he arrived, he found a woman who had just given birth in the backseat of her vehicle.
Her baby was lying on her chest, not breathing and turning blue.
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Green cleared the baby’s airways and was able to get him to start breathing, the department said.
He continued to help the mother and baby until Denton Fire/Rescue Arson Investigator Brian Gilmore showed up to help.
“Having a baby not breathing can be difficult and stressful to deal with,” Gilmore said. “Officer Green kept calm and provided the best care possible.”
The mother and baby were taken to a local hospital and are doing well.
The news brought smiles across the Denton Police Department’s Facebook page.
“What a heartwarming story on a chilly wet day! God bless you, officer!” Becky Jo wrote.
“You saved two lives,” Florence Ferguson Manguno said.