Officer Darrell Nesbit responded to a call just before midnight July 9 about the child, who was reported as not breathing and unresponsive, according to Smyrna police spokesman Officer C.D. Graeff.
Upon arriving to the Glendale Place apartment complex, Nesbit “ran outside and began administering first aid on the trunk of his patrol vehicle,” Graeff said. Shortly after breathing for the child, the infant began to breathe again.
Graeff said Nesbit’s “immediate response and heroic actions are credited to saving the infant’s life.”
The child is “fine now,” according to Graeff, who said the child’s mother told authorities doctors are still trying to determine what caused the medical emergency.
Nesbit is a master patrol officer who has been with Smyrna police for 16 years.