2-week-old infant alive thanks to deputy and trooper

REIDSVILLE, N.C. -- A 2-week-old infant is alive thanks to the quick actions of a Rockingham County, N.C. sheriff's deputy and a state trooper.

According to a release from the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office, Deputy Clayton Doss and Trooper T.T. Tucker were on patrol when dispatch reported that an infant was not breathing. 

Trooper Tucker and Deputy Doss arrived at the home in Madison, N.C. and immediately began CPR on the baby. 

Doss used a suction cup on the baby's mouth and nose while Tucker performed chest compressions. They kept performing CPR until paramedics arrived and took over. Fortunately, the baby began breathing again. 

The infant was taken to a local hospital for a follow-up examination. 

Sheriff Sam Page commended Tucker and Doss for their quick actions. 

"Families still have their loved ones today as a result of the quick actions of these officers," said Page. "I could not be prouder of my deputies ... and Trooper Tucker for their recent lifesaving efforts." 

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