A toddler in Queens, New York is alive and well today thanks to a quick-thinking rookie cop. Rebeca Alarcon’s 20-month-old daughter, Leah, had a seizure and stopped breathing, so her mom ran several blocks to the 115th Precinct with her toddler in her arms.
That’s when Officer Osvaldo Nunez, a 22-year-old who just graduated from the police academy last month, jumped into action. His training kicked in and he performed CPR on the young girl. He says once Leah regained consciousness, it gave him a feeling he’ll never forget.”
Nunez grew up in Queens and says it’s an honor to give back to the community he was raised in. And the family of the toddler he saved says they’ve made a friend for life. “I’m really thankful for him,” Rebeca says. “I owe him a life.”