Watch Trooper Perform Life-Saving CPR on Unresponsive 1-Year-Old Girl During Traffic Stop
Matthew Stoffer of the Ohio State Highway Patrol pulled over the family's car because it was driving at a high rate of speed with hazard lights flashing, cops said.
When the trooper approached the car, the girl's dad yelled that his daughter was unresponsive and he and his wife were trying to get to a hospital.
The camera in his patrol car captured Stoffer performing CPR on the motionless girl, who then started breathing on her own. An ambulance pulled up to transport her to a local hospital.
Ohio State Highway Patrol shared the dashcam video from the incident to Facebook.
Watch as Trooper Matthew Stoffer of the Mansfield Post performs CPR on an unresponsive 1-year-old. He responded to a call that a driver (the child's father) was driving at a high rate of speed with hazard lights on. Upon seeing Trooper Stoffer's marked vehicle, the driver pulled onto the berm on his own and yelled to the trooper that his daughter was unresponsive. He and his wife were trying to get to a hospital. After performing CPR, the baby was still motionless but was breathing on her own. Mifflin Township EMS arrived and transported her to Mansfield Med-Central Hospital, where she was flown to Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus. She is now in stable condition.Trooper Stoffer is receiving a Certificate of Recognition on November 4.Posted by Ohio State Highway Patrol on Wednesday, 4 November 2015
"She is now in stable condition," the post read. "Trooper Stoffer is receiving a Certificate of Recognition on November 4."
The trooper's quick-thinking was roundly praised on Facebook.
"My thanks to the trooper and to all of them who watch over us everyday!" one woman wrote.