When Her Baby Couldn’t Breathe, A Quick-Thinking Off-Duty Police Officer Sprang Into Action

"I'm not waiting on medics ..."

For Nechole Crowell, an Ocala, Florida resident, Deputy Jeremy Nix showed up at just the right time to save her 3-month-old baby boy's life. 

Nix — who was off-duty when he saw a woman in distress on the side of the road — was driving home from work. After being flagged down, he made a quick U-turn and saw that Crowell's son, Kingston, was having trouble breathing. 

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"Don't let my baby die," Crowell told Nix, according to the Daily Caller. 

Nix immediately began performing CPR on the baby. After no response, Nix rushed the infant to Ocala Regional Medical Center.

"I'm not waiting on medics. ... I'm headed to the emergency room with the baby," Nix said, according to USA Today

The Marion County Sheriff's Office announced on Thursday that the baby will make a full and healthy recovery. 

People on social media poured out praise for Deputy Nix’s heroic behavior:

Crowell posted on her Facebook how thankful she was. According to USA Today, Crowell wrote: 

"Let me just say that yesterday GOD showed me just how real he was. My son KING was barely breathing, & fighting for his life. … My sister & I noticed an officer sitting at a red light & we got his attention. With his fast thinking HE & GOD saved my son. His word to me was 'Don't you worry, I will not leave until I help save your son! GOD had me in the right place because he knew you needed me."

Deputy Nix and his wife have since visited the baby in the hospital. 

"We are tremendously proud of Deputy Nix and we can already see that he and Baby Kingston will have a deep connection that will last a lifetime!" Marion County Sheriff's Office wrote on its Facebook page.  

Watch Nix's heroic actions below:

Cover image: Ilya Andriyanov / Shutterstock.com

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