Off Duty Cop Sees Mom Jump Out Of Her Car. He Quickly Grabs Her Baby And Races Away

This off-duty police officer reacted so quickly to a distressing situation that he saved a baby’s life. Deputy Jeremie Nix was driving home when a woman flagged him down to help her son. He discovered that the 3-month-old boy was unresponsive and, sensing that the situation could not wait for first responders to arrive, took the boy to the hospital himself. He told a dispatcher, “I’m not waiting on medics… I’m headed to the emergency room with the baby.”

In a dashcam video released by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, you can see Nix making a u-turn at a light and pulling to the side of the road to assist the woman with her son, Kingston. Nechole Crowell, the boy’s mother, told WESH: “I just kind of panicked and started crying and I was just like tell me that he is breathing.”

Nix told WKMG-TV what he encountered when he pulled over to help: “You can tell he’s completely lifeless. She just hands him to me and the first words out of her mouth were, ‘Don’t let my baby die.’”

The deputy attempted “several life-saving measures on the child,” according to a statement from the sheriff’s office, but determined he had to get the child immediate attention, putting him in the patrol car and driving to Ocala Regional Medical Center. His gut instinct to help the child was right on the money.

Nix told reporters: “I remember praying, thanking God for putting me in the right place, at the right time for the right reason.” He added: “This was the most emotional day I’ve ever had in my career. It was also the scariest and the most rewarding.”

Kingston was later discharged from the hospital and expected to make a full recovery, according to the sheriff’s office. The statement noted: “We are tremendously proud of Deputy Nix and we can already see that he and Baby Kingston will have a deep connection that will last a lifetime.”

There were many appreciative comments on social media praising Nix’s heroic action, with one person noting: “His quick thinking and action saved the baby’s life. He deserves more than a medal” and another writing: “What a nice job and a good news of the day, everyone is happy.” Still another person added that this went above and beyond his duty: “Very honorable act of kindness. Deserves praise for the police officer.”

Another commenter remarked: “This is what policing should be about — helping citizens and saving lives. Spread that to the rest of America.”

Another person shared a similar experience, noting: “Great job officer, well done! We had a similar situation with our little one a couple of months back. I can totally relate to how the parents must have felt. All the best to little baby Kingston!”

One commenter pointed this out as well: “I like how you saw other blue lights as fellow officers blocked key points to ensure everyone’s safety and the priority of getting the child to the hospital. It was a force of heroes!”