WATCH: Scottsville police officer saves 19-month-old by performing CPR

Scottsville Police Department performs CPR on a 19-year-old infant, saving its life. (Photo:...
Scottsville Police Department performs CPR on a 19-year-old infant, saving its life. (Photo: Scottsville Police Department)(WBKO)
Published: Aug. 26, 2019 at 1:53 PM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn
CPR / First Aid administered to 19 month old Aiden King

Scottsville Police Department is constantly conducting training so we may better serve our community. Just two weeks ago we conducted our re-certification training for CPR / First Aid. This training paid off on Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 05:03 A.M. when, Scottsville 9-1-1 received a call from 517 E. Poplar Street advising a 19 month old child was not breathing. Sgt. James Talbott , Officer John Williams and Deputy Brandon Lovett responded and Sgt. Talbott immediately started CPR and first aid to clear the child’s airway both Deputy Lovett and Officer Williams stated the child was turning blue and was cold to the touch when the officers arrived on scene. Sgt. Talbott was able to clear the child’s airway and get little 19 month old Aiden breathing on his on before EMS arrived. The child was transported to TJ Sampson by Allen County EMS and Later to Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, TN. Little Aiden was released to go home later that evening. I feel without the first aid that Sgt Talbott administered 19 month old Aiden King may have not survived. The SPD has presented Sgt. Talbott a certificate of appreciation and he has been nominated to receive the SPD Lifesaving medal which will be presented at the SPD Awards Ceremony in May, 2020. Aiden's parents Nicholas and Misty King signed consent for the SPD to release Sgt. Talbott's body cam video and the photo of little Aiden and his parents when they stopped by the police department after Aiden had been released from Vanderbilt.

Posted by Scottsville Police Department on Monday, August 26, 2019

The Scottsville Police Department saved a 19-month-old child Wednesday by performing CPR, and it was all caught on body cam footage.

SPD responded to a home on Poplar Street at 5:03 a.m. after being told the infant wasn't breathing.

Aiden's parents, Misty and Nicholas King feared they may lose another child again.

"He was limb, his body was kinda jerkin. So I brought him to daddy. Thinking, I didn't really understand. He took him, tried to get his attention. He was non-responsive, that's when we called 911," said Misty King.

Sgt. James Talbott began immediately performing CPR on the child, Officer John Williams and Deputy Brandon Lovett, who were also on scene, said the the infant was turning blue and cold to the touch.

"The child was unresponsive on the floor, I don't know how long it took, short time long time I don't know how long it took. He coughed up some stuff, I turned him over and tried to clear that from his airway and got a little bit of a cry out of him that was a relief," said Talbott.

Sgt. Talbot was able to get 19-month-old Aiden breathing on his own before EMS arrived.

Aiden was taken to TJ Samson and later Vanderbilt Hospital and was released to go home later that evening.

The Scottsville Police Department conducted their re-certification training for CPR/First Aid just two weeks ago.

SPD has presented Sgt. Talbott a certificate of appreciation and has been nominated to receive the SPD Lifesaving medal which will be presented at the SPD Awards Ceremony in May, 2020.

Scottsville Police Department is constantly conducting training so we may better serve our community. Just two weeks ago...

Posted by Scottsville Police Department on Monday, August 26, 2019

"I keep telling everybody I was due for a blessing, I guess I cashed in all the bad stuff to get this blessing," said Nicholas King.