ABC7 reported that, on the evening of July 30, Rebeca Alarcon saw that her 20-month-old daughter Leah was suddenly suffering from a seizure. Panicked, Alarcon tried to perform CPR on Leah herself, but was too hysterical to continue.
Alarcon rushed to the 115th Precinct, where she saw Officer Osvaldo Nunez posted at the front door. She called out to him saying that she needed CPR for Leah.
Officer Nunez, who is a recent graduate of the police academy, jumped into action and began to perform chest compressions on Leah. When she didn’t respond to the first round of CPR, Officer Nunez kept his cool and kept going. Leah opened her eyes and started to move during the second round of CPR.
EMS responded to the precinct and took the child to Elmhurst Hospital, where she was treated and released.
“I wanted to become a police officer to assist, help the community, help people,” Officer Nunez told ABC7. “I’m just really glad that Leah’s now with her family. I’ll do the same for anyone else in the community.”
“It just happened in a second, I thank him a lot,” Alarcon said.