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Dramatic video shows police officer saving choking baby in Virginia restaurant

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DANVILLE, Va. -- A Virginia police officer is being hailed as a hero after she saved a choking 2-week-old baby in a dramatic rescue that was captured on video.

Officer Melissa Carey was eating lunch at Nikki’s Family Restaurant on Aug. 13 when a waitress frantically approached her table asking for help.

The child had been asleep when the mother noticed the baby was in distress and had stopped breathing, according to WTVR.

Carey immediately jumped into action and began first aid on the infant.

Thankfully, Carey was able to revive the baby, who began breathing again while in her arms.

Carey stopped by the hospital later in the day to check on infant, and found the baby and the family were doing well.

“If it was not for Officer Carey, my baby would not be here,” said the mother, according to the Danville Police Department.

The police department thanked Officer Carey for representing the department in “the best way possible.”

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