SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Police Department on Wednesday released Body-Worn Camera footage of Officers performing life-saving actions on a three month old baby boy.  Springfield Police Officer Josue Cruz performed CPR while Officers Luis Delgado and Francisco Luna provided oxygen and support.

“Watching the video, even though I know the positive end result, still gives me goosebumps.  These officers performed admirably in an incredibly stressful situation.  I am so proud of them knowing that their actions helped prevent a tragedy,” said Springfield Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood.

Mayor Domenic J. Sarno states, “God Bless! First of all, I am very happy that mom and baby are doing well; it was good to see them and see how healthy both were doing. Such a beautiful child and loving mother who have been through so much, I am so relieved that our brave and dedicated officers were able to respond in time and utilize their training to save the life of this precious child. Simply tremendous life-saving work by Officers Luna, Cruz, and Delgado – they were so calm, cool and collected. Sometimes people forget that our police officers are not only brave, compassionate, but also, sentinels of peace making for a better and healthier community. God Bless and good health to both mom and child and Godspeed to these three Officers and all of our SPD.”

The baby’s mother, who we are not identifying, did everything she could have during this situation by attempting CPR and calling 9-1-1.  She asked to meet with the officers to thank them in person.  The three officers, Springfield Police Commissioner Cheryl Clapprood and Mayor Domenic J. Sarno met the mother and baby boy at Springfield Police Headquarters on Thursday May 13th.  The mother also viewed and agreed to release the redacted video after requests from the media.

On April 20th around 11am, officers responded to a home in the Mason Square neighborhood for a report of a baby boy not breathing.  When officers arrived they were led upstairs to where the baby’s mother was performing CPR.  When officers arrived the baby was motionless and his skin appeared to be blue in color.  Officers quickly took over life-saving measures, performing CPR and providing oxygen.  After performing CPR for more than three minutes the baby regained consciousness and began to breathe on his own.

The mother and baby were transported to Baystate’s Pediatric Unit for further medical treatment.  During a follow-up, the mother informed the officers the baby was doing well.