Officer honored for saving baby's life

Created: 06/13/2014 3:26 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed,

The city of Albuquerque on Friday honored a police officer whose actions saved a 2-month-old child's life.

In February, APD officer Jonathan Mares responded to a call involving an infant who had reportedly been dropped and was no longer breathing. Mares administered CPR on the infant until paramedics arrived at the scene. According to Mayor Richard Berry's office, Mares was able to keep the child alive until rescue personnel were able to take over care for the child.

Mares also contacted APD's Crimes Against Children unit when he noticed "numerous inconsistencies" in the information given to him about the situation.

"The courage, calm and professionalism displayed by Officer Mares in a highly stressful situation saved a young life and gave a family more time with their child," reads a statement sent by the mayor's office.

APD Officer Jonathan Mares

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