Fast-acting police officer saves 1-year-old girl who went 'limp'

The little girl is lucky to be alive.


A little girl in New Jersey is lucky to be alive, and its thanks to a fast-acting police officer.

"She wasn't even crying," Hackensack Police Ofc. Mark Carrillo told WABC-TV. "Just a glossed-over look, eyes barely open, and her body was limp."

Amelia had been feeling under the weather, but the 1-year-old's condition drastically changed as she sat on her grandmother's lap.

"Her eyes was just rolling in the back of her head," Amelia's mother told the TV station.

Before long, the mom was running down the steps of her apartment building to get help as the girl's grandmother called 911. Amelia's lips began to turn purple.

Carrillo met them at the entrance of the apartment building and drove them to a hospital. The time-saving measure likely saved Amelia's life.

"Police understand there is nothing more precious than life, and Police Officer Carrillo showed compassion and concern for that family," Hackensack Detective Captain Darrin DeWitt told "I commend him for his quick actions and am proud he is a member of the Hackensack Police Department."

Amelia is now recovering from an undisclosed illness.

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