A Millvale, Pennsylvania, police officer saved a newborn baby's life on Mother's Day after a woman went into labor and delivered the baby in a gas station parking lot.
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Officer credited with saving newborn on Mother’s Day using CPR after birth at gas station

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Millvale Police Chief Timothy Komorowksi Sr. said officers were called to a BP gas station just after 7 a.m. Sunday. Komorowski said a family was heading to the hospital, but had to pull over at the gas station as the 33-year-old mother started giving birth.

Police said the newborn baby had stopped breathing and as officers arrived, the father was attempting CPR.

Komorowski said Officer Zachary Potetz jumped in, clearing the child’s airway and performing CPR until paramedics could get to the scene.

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Police said the child started breathing once inside an ambulance, and both the child and mother were taken to West Penn Hospital.

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