Florida police officer saves an infant from drowning.

Police cars on the road ready to save a life.
@Deepizzaguy (74603)
Lake Charles, Louisiana
November 24, 2022 5:17pm CST
Even though the actions of Jacksonville Sheriff's Officer Me'Atia Sanderson admitted that she cannot swim to save her life happened in June of this year, her superiors at the police headquarters released the footage from the bodycam of Officer Sanderson risking her life to save the life of an infant whose is male to enter a retention pond.at an apartment complex in Jacksonville Florida. Officer Sanderson who did take an oath when she joined the Jacksonville County Sheriff's Office in 2019 was able to enter the retention pond and get the male infant out of the water and into the ground where she gave the infant CPR until the paramedics arrived at the scene to take the child to a local hospital where the child did make a full recovery from his close brush with death on June 9. What I admire of Officer Sanderson was that despite the fact she claims she cannot swim, she did not allow what she could not as a swimmer, she did her duty to rescue the infant since all law enforcement officers that I know of cannot live themselves if they fail to make an attempt to rescue someone in danger.
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@ptrikha_2 (40247)
• India
25 Nov
That is indeed a noble deed, with all the inherent risks that were there. I think the Pond must not have been too deep? Just guessing.
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@Deepizzaguy (74603)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
25 Nov
It was probably a deep pond.
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@RasmaSandra (59556)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
25 Nov
Good that the officer was there and was able to save the infant.
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@Deepizzaguy (74603)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
25 Nov
I am with you that the police officer did have enough knowledge on saving the infant boy from drowning.
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@just4him (267793)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Nov
I'm glad she rescued him and he made a full recovery. I wonder how he got in the pond and where his parents were.
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@just4him (267793)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
25 Nov
@Deepizzaguy Good to know.
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@Deepizzaguy (74603)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
25 Nov
My error that I did not mention that the mom or a babysitter was near the child when the infant fell into the water.
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@RubyHawk (77167)
• Atlanta, Georgia
26 Nov
Very lucky that the officer and baby didn't drown. I hope she takes swimming lessons. The same thing could happen again.
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@Deepizzaguy (74603)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
26 Nov
I am sure that police officer will take up swimming lessons soon as possible.
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@RubyHawk (77167)
• Atlanta, Georgia
26 Nov
@Deepizzaguy I hope, that would be a good idea.
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@Deepizzaguy (74603)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
27 Nov
@RubyHawk I am sure that Officer Sanderson will take up swimming lessons at the local health club.
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@LindaOHio (109106)
• United States
25 Nov
I'm glad the infant was rescued. Where were the parents?
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@Deepizzaguy (74603)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
25 Nov
I forgot to mention that the mom was at poolside when the police officer arrived to take of her child.
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@LindaOHio (109106)
• United States
26 Nov
@Deepizzaguy That's interesting.
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@LouAvul (2246)
25 Nov
Thank goodness for that officer
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@Deepizzaguy (74603)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
25 Nov
I am the sure that the mother of the child is appreciative of the police officer saving her son from drowning.
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@RebeccasFarm (77451)
• United States
25 Nov
Great credit due this lovely officer hero.
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@Deepizzaguy (74603)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
25 Nov
Officer Sanderson is indeed a hero since she did not allow her inability to swim to prevent her to risk her life to save the child.
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@jstory07 (125613)
• Roseburg, Oregon
25 Nov
She is a true hero and where were the parents of the child?
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@Deepizzaguy (74603)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
25 Nov
I forgot to mention that a female who likely the mom or the babysitter of the child was there when the police officer showed up.
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@JudyEv (293681)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 Nov
She was very brave to make that rescue when she can't swim.
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@Deepizzaguy (74603)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
25 Nov
Police officers have gone on record stating that seeing someone die in their arms is the worst feeling they go through.
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@innertalks (17603)
• Australia
25 Nov
I am not a strong swimmer myself, so it must have taken a fair amount of courage to go into the pond to rescue that infant, given that she could not swim. I might not have done it myself, especially if the situation was in a beach instead, with strong waves, rushing in.
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@innertalks (17603)
• Australia
25 Nov
@Deepizzaguy Yes, there is a difference in risk there, and less of a risk in the pond.
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@Deepizzaguy (74603)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
25 Nov
I understand why Officer Sanderson would go into a retention pond to save a life but never into an ocean or river.
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@FayeHazel (39638)
• United States
27 Nov
Wow. There truly is good all around us
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@Deepizzaguy (74603)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
27 Nov
You are right.
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