Off Duty SFPD Academy Recruit Rescues 2 Month Old Infant

On Sunday, December 13, 2015 at approximately 4:00 PM, SFPD Recruit Officer Ricky Williams was off-duty shopping at Bayfair Mall in San Leandro. Recruit Officer Williams is a member of the 247th Academy Class and is scheduled to graduate in January 2016.

While in the parking lot, Recruit Officer Williams observed a mother who was crying hysterically with a lifeless baby in her arms. He asked the mother if she needed help, and the mother informed him that her 2 month old infant son was not breathing and had turned blue. The mother gave her baby to Recruit Officer Williams who immediately began CPR chest compressions while the mother performed rescue breathing in the backseat of her vehicle. As a friend phoned 911, a few cycles of CPR were completed and the baby finally started showing signs of life and began crying. San Leandro Police arrived along with paramedics, who took the infant into their care. The infant was transported to Children’s Hospital in Oakland for treatment.

“Recruit Officer Williams’ immediate response is exactly what I expect from our officers and those training to become San Francisco’s finest. Recruit Williams applied his training and his prompt action helped save this infant’s life. It is our sworn duty to help people. Clearly we chose wisely in hiring Recruit Officer Williams. ‎ His conduct exemplified the best in all of us.” – Police Chief Greg Suhr

Off Duty #SFPD Academy Recruit Rescues 2 Month Old InfantOn Sunday, December 13, 2015 at approximately 4:00 PM, SFPD...

Posted by San Francisco Police Department on Wednesday, December 23, 2015

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