2-Year-Old Rescued From Drowning by Cops Doing Welfare Check Next Door
"Any trained officer would do the same things in my shoes that night,” said Glendale police Officer Jacob Gonzales.
Two-year-old Diana was saved from drowning, all thanks to police officers who just happened to be in the neighborhood.
Diana’s dad, James Holmes, of Glendale, Arizona, said the toddler had fallen into the pool one night earlier this month.
Holmes said he grabbed his daughter, who was unconscious, and began frantically pounding on a neighbor’s door, hoping someone might be able to help.
Luckily, Glendale police Officers Jacob Gonzales and Joe Procopio happened to be at the home doing a routine welfare check.
Gonzales immediately jumped into action, administering CPR on little Diana until she let out a cry, signifying that she was OK.
“I think any trained officer would do the same things in my shoes that night,” he later said in a press conference.
The family brought the toddler to the hospital, where she made a full recovery.
But the Holmes family is still taking the opportunity to thank Gonzales publicly, who was there at the right place and the right time to rescue their daughter.
"I know nowadays our law enforcement officers are getting a bad rap, and they don't deserve it," Holmes said in a press conference with the police. “They are heroes. They put their lives on the line every single day. And they'll do whatever they can to save our lives. My daughter is here because of a law enforcement officer."
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