Deputy Jeremie Nix was on his way home from a shift with the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in Florida when a motorist flagged him down in Ocala. He pulled over to the side of the road, where a woman was holding an unresponsive baby and needed help.
Dash cam footage shows Nix taking the infant and putting him on the ground in order to perform life-saving measures. When he didn’t see any improvement, Deputy Nix rushed the baby to nearby Ocala Regional Medical Center in his patrol car rather than wait on paramedics to arrive.
“Doctors said that because of K9 Deputy Nix's actions, baby Kingston is alive today,” Marion County Sheriff's Office says in a statement. “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.”