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On October 7, 2020 at 8:37 P.M., the Secaucus Police received a call from a father stating that his five-week-old baby was turning blue. Officers responded to the Mallard Place residence where they found the five-week-old baby boy was not breathing and his mother was administering Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).

Police Officer Mikhail Kowlessar stepped in, took the newborn and swiftly administered “back slaps,” in accordance with his training. The infant spit up some clear liquid and began to breathe on his own. The infant was transported to Hackensack University Medical Center and was discharged the morning. At the time of this press release the infant is doing well.

“First, I would like to commend the parents of this infant for their ability to follow the directions of the Emergency Medical Dispatch and initiate CPR. I would also like to recognize the responding police officers, especially Police Officer Mikhail Kowlessar.  Police Officer Kowlessar utilized his training and performed flawlessly, which undoubtedly saved this infant’s life. I am extremely proud of him,” Chief Dennis Miller said.