Officer William Eng responded to a call made from an apartment in the 700 block of West 57th Street about 8:30 p.m.
"It's why I wanted to become a police officer in the first place - to make a difference and save lives".
1010 WINS-When 29-day-old baby Bella stopped breathing on Friday, December 1st, her family quickly called 911. He began compressions on the infant, stopping only after he heard her let out a cry.
Finally, after a few tense seconds, the young child begins moving and even crying again. "I was so relieved".
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"I really didn't know what to expect".
Adkins told ABC her daughter became unresponsive after choking on something. "I panicked", she said. "She was turning blue. Everything went blank in that moment - I guess because it's my child".
But officer Eng, 46, believes it was just all part of the job.
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The infant was taken to hospital for further treatment where doctors said Eng's actions saved Bella's life, the police department said.
According to a SCMPD release, Chief Joseph Lumpkin described Officer Eng's actions as an "exceedingly heartfelt, lifesaving performance".
"I just thank God for him". Today, they got to thank him.
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