As police and firefighters arrived, she fell asleep in Ivic’s arms.
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Authorities eventually reunited the child with his father, who spoke to WITI.
The baby’s father said his wife has a mental illness and took the baby to the church near the freeway. He said he thinks his wife forgot about the baby and she wandered off.
The father said he noticed his daughter was not home when he saw police in the area.
Police said no charges were filed.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Ivic will be honored Thursday by Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele with an MCTS Excellence award.
Video of Ivic's efforts can be seen below.