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Police Release Footage Of Police Officer Saving Infant From Drowning (Even Though The Officer Could Not Swim)

In an effort to help the public better understand the actions of its officers, Jacksonville Police Department has released footage from a body camera worn by one of its officers during a rescue.

The video shows the officer rushing into the water to save a baby growing in a retention pond.

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Officer Me’Atia Sanderson saved the life of an infant. The officer performed CPR on the baby, who was in grave danger had she not come to his rescue.

The Jacksonville Sherriff’s Office release the below statement

“Ofc. Me’Atia Sanderson joined JSO in March of 2019 …. As a patrol officer in Zone 4 (Westside), Ofc. Sanderson was working on June 9th of this year when JSO and the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department were dispatched to an infant drowning in a retention pond. Sanderson was the first to arrive on scene and was alerted that the infant was still in the water. Ofc. Sanderson, who does not know how to swim herself, without a second’s hesitation, entered the pond to retrieve the child and performed CPR until she was relieved by other responding officers. Her actions, while putting her own life at risk, undoubtedly saved the child’s life.”

There has been a lot of focus in the US on negative actions by police officers. Its worth remembering that many police officers are putting their lives on the line each and every day for people they don’t know and have never met.

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