Florida police officer saves an infant from drowning.
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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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.