The post below was shared by the Toms River Police Department:
On Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 5:45 PM police were dispatched to Vermont Avenue for an infant not breathing.
Dispatch advised that a Hatzolah member was on scene stating that it was a 4 month old baby boy who did not have a pulse, was not breathing and C.P.R. was in progress. Toms River Police Officers arrived on scene and in the events that followed, the professionalism, respect and teamwork demonstrated by all was undeniable.
As a team, the dispatchers directed the call, Hatzolah and Officer Michael Foy performed CPR in the home, during the trot to the ambulance, and inside that ambulance to the hospital.
The Medic on site acted as a team leader as he entered the rig. Lakewood and Toms River Police Officers shut down traffic lights as police units lead the ambulance to Monmouth Medical Center. At the hospital, support, genuine concern, respect, and compassion were shown to the family and the first responders were given respect and praise for their part in saving the child’s life.
The baby was revived and airlifted to CHOP. In a time of high stress and determination everyone came together for that infant boy and did all they could do to save his life. What is seemingly “just their job” is so much more. We’d like to thank the family of this little boy for recognizing our team who was on call that day, they all came to say thank you and brought a beautiful lunch as a token of appreciation. When we all come together, miracles can happen.