South Carolina deputy saves 12-day-old baby's life

BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - A South Carolina deputy is being hailed a hero after he saved the life of a 12-day-old infant during a traffic stop.

The incident happened on June 11 and  was captured on the deputy's body worn camera. App users click here.

According to the Berkeley County Sheriff's Office, the deputy was conducting routine patrol in the unincorporated Summerville area when he stopped a vehicle for speeding. 

"Upon stopping the vehicle, the driver immediately exited the car and exclaimed that the baby in her vehicle had stopped breathing. Deputy W. Kimbro knew he needed to act immediately to save the baby's life," the sheriff's office wrote on Facebook.

The mother told the deputy that her 12-day-old baby stopped breathing after drinking a bottle.

"Deputy Kimbro took the baby's limp and cyanotic body and performed lifesaving first aid. As a result, he was able to get the baby to breathe again until EMS could arrive. Because of Deputy Kimbro's steadfast, professional and heroic response, the 12-day old baby was able to live. Please join us in congratulating Deputy Kimbro for his gallant actions that prolonged human life."

For his heroic actions, he was awarded the "Life-Saving Medal" from Sheriff Lewis

This story was reported on from Charlotte, N.C.