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.
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.