Parents of newborn baby saved by Cleveland Police officers thank them in emotional reunion
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Two Cleveland Police officers who performed CPR on a two-day old baby who had stopped breathing, have been reunited with the newborn and his parents.
PC Tom Cannon and PC Dom Taylor were travelling back to the police station on the evening of Monday 11 December, when a 999 call came in which was just around the corner from their location. A two-day old baby boy had stopped breathing at home in Middlesbrough, and an ambulance was en route.
The officers arrived at the incident to find the baby’s distraught mother with her lifeless baby in the street. Instinct took over for father of three PC Cannon, who immediately took hold of the baby and performed CPR until he began to breathe again.
The ambulance arrived shortly after and the baby was handed to paramedics to be checked over.
The emotional reunion between little Mahamad Hawsar and his parents, dad Hawsar Hamad and mum Kale Hamakirm, and the two police officers who saved his life saw tears, hugs and lots of thanks.
Hawsar and Kale said that they did not know how to thank the officers and were so pleased to see them. They also hope that one day little Mahamad might grow up to be a police officer, just like the two that saved his life.
PC Tom Cannon and PC Dom Taylor were then surprised by Chief Constable Mark Webster who turned up at the reunion to commend them on their professionalism and present special awards to both of them.
Chief Constable Mark Webster said: “We get about a thousand calls a day and these officers never know what they’re going to face.
“On this occasion they directly saved someone’s life and I’m really proud of them. They demonstrated the finest values of British policing and I wanted to say thank you straight away.”