Tullytown Borough Police Officer Nate Aldsworth had just finished a call when he got a distressing call around 10:58 a.m. on Nov. 24, the day before Thanksgiving.
A 4-to-5-day old baby boy had stopped breathing, possibly from an obstructed airway. Officer Aldsworth raced to the scene, finding baby Zachary in the living room with his distraught mother. The boy was blue and did not appear to be breathing, so Aldsworth's years of training as an officer kicked in.
First, Officer Aldsworth checked for any choking and performed a back thrust in case the baby had an obstruction, but nothing came up. He then immediately started CPR and a short time later, baby Zachary was breathing and opened his eyes.
Officer Aldsworth continued CPR until the Levittown-Fairless Hills Rescue Squad arrived to take the baby to the hospital. Baby Zachary is doing much better and is home.