Montgomery Coounty police officer credited for saving baby's life

SILVER SPRING, Md. - A Montgomery County Police officer was credited Monday with helping save the life of a 9-day-old baby boy that was having trouble breathing.

Police said Officer Ben Crumlin was on patrol around 1 a.m. when he observed a vehicle traveling speeding on Randolph Road in Silver Spring. As the vehicle approached his cruiser, the driver honked his horn and flashed his lights.

According to a Montgomery County Police Department news release, the occupants of the vehicle told Crumlin that they were en route to the hospital with their infant who was having trouble breathing.

Crumlin then checked the boy and discovered that he was not breathing. The officer administered CPR and revived the baby but he continued to have difficulty breathing. EMS units arrived and transported the boy to a local hospital where he was hospitalized for several hours and eventually released later in the morning.

 "Patrol officers never know what they face when they encounter a speeding vehicle at one o'clock in the morning. It may be nothing more than a traffic violation or it could be a robbery that just occurred. In this case, Officer Crumlin was called upon to use his medical training to save a life," said 3 rd District Commander Don Johnson in a statement.

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