When you think of the people at border protection, you may have some apprehension about them. After all, they alone have the power to let you into a country. Or not. That’s a big responsibility. Add in the fact that you’re not allowed to take photos or talk on the phone (this girl did. It didn’t end well), and then you might not wonder why the people at U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) probably have a more negative reputation.
Well, three CBP officers, Tyler Brady, Supreme Jones and Spencer Warner managed to improve how people think of them. Each played a role in saving a baby’s life when he became unresponsive on a plane.
As per a press release from U.S. CBP the three are assigned to Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). They were conducting outbound inspection operations on a flight that was getting ready to depart to Montego Bay, Jamaica when a passenger reported at 12:23 pm that her infant son wasn’t breathing.
Once the officers established that the boy was unresponsive, Officer Warner immediately initiated lifesaving efforts by administering compression-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Officer Jones notified BWI Fire Rescue and Officer Brady established a safety perimeter around the incident as it was happening.
The airport’s Fire Rescue paramedics arrived on the scene just 7 minutes later, by 12:30 p.m. They took over the lifesaving efforts and transported the infant to a local hospital.
“This infant and his parents were incredibly fortunate that highly trained Customs and Border Protection officers were nearby to render immediate life-saving assistance to help paramedics save this precious young child’s life,” said Keith Fleming, Acting Director of Field Operations for CBP’s Baltimore Field Office.
The baby was expected to make a full recovery.
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