Dashcam shows New Mexico cop saving a choking baby’s life

Dramatic dashcam video shows New Mexico police officer saving a choking 11-month-old baby’s life after racing through traffic and performing first aid on the side of a highway

  • New Mexico State Police officer Mario Herrera saved 11-month-old Elikai’s life in Espanola on February 2
  • Dashcam video showed him speeding through traffic after hearing a 911 call from the boy’s parents saying he was choking 
  • Herrera intercepted the parents as they were rushing towards the hospital 
  • The dashcam footage showed the officer jumping out of his car and quickly performing first aid on the boy 
  • After just a few seconds the little boy started breathing again and his parents were visibly relieved. 

A New Mexico police officer saved a choking 11-month-old baby’s life after racing through traffic and then administering first aid on the side of a highway. 

Dashcam video from State Police officer Mario Herrera’s vehicle showed him speeding through traffic in Espanola on February 2 after hearing the 911 call from the boy’s distraught parents. 

The parents started immediately driving towards the closest hospital after noticing their son, Elikai, was choking in his car seat. 

Dashcam video from New Mexico State Police officer Mario Herrera’s vehicle showed him performing first aid on a choking 11-month-old boy named Elikai on the side of a busy highway

Officer Mario Herrera is pictured above with Elikai and his parents after he saved the little boy's life on February 2

Officer Mario Herrera is pictured above with Elikai and his parents after he saved the little boy’s life on February 2

Officer Herrera, who was close by when the frantic call came over his radio, rushed to try and intercept the parents en route to the ER. 

He signaled for them to pull over on the side of the highway. 

The dashcam footage showed the officer jumping out of his car and running towards the parents as they quickly removed their son from the car. 

The officer could be seen placing the little boy over his knee to administer first aid and dislodge whatever was caught in his throat. 

After just a few seconds of performing first aid, the little boy started breathing again and his parents were visibly relieved. The footage showed Elikai clinging to the officer (above) before he was passed back to his father

After just a few seconds of performing first aid, the little boy started breathing again and his parents were visibly relieved. The footage showed Elikai clinging to the officer (above) before he was passed back to his father

Elikai's parents could be seen repeatedly thanking Officer Herrera as they waited for paramedics and fellow officers to arrive

Elikai’s parents could be seen repeatedly thanking Officer Herrera as they waited for paramedics and fellow officers to arrive

After just a few seconds the little boy started breathing again and his parents were visibly relieved. 

The footage showed Elikai clinging to the officer before he was passed back to his father. 

The parents could be seen repeatedly thanking Officer Herrera as they waited for paramedics and fellow officers to arrive. 

Elikai and his parents later reunited with the officer again after the little boy was fully recovered.       

Elikai and his parents later reunited with officer Herrera again after the little boy was fully recovered

Elikai and his parents later reunited with officer Herrera again after the little boy was fully recovered

The officer is pictured above embracing the little boy after Elikai had recovered from his choking ordeal

The officer is pictured above embracing the little boy after Elikai had recovered from his choking ordeal



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