An Indianapolis Metro Police Department officer was honored for his heroic efforts after resuscitating a toddler who nearly drowned in a swimming pool.
Detective Doug Cook was mowing his grass Wednesday night in the 1200 block of Ingomar Street when he said he noticed a man screaming and carrying a limp 2-year-old child in his arms.
Cook and a neighbor ran to help the man and began performing CPR.
Within minutes, the child began spitting up water before crying, neighbors said.
Thats a good feeling to see a baby with its eyes open. There was no breathing and no movement (at first), but then to see the color come back and then to see the eyes start to move, thats a good feeling, Cook said.
Cook, a 24-year veteran, said he learned CPR training in the police academy in 1989.
He currently works in IMPDs homicide division and said it felt good to see a life saved instead of a life taken.
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