The baby didn't appear to respond, so the deputy rushed the child to a nearby hospital in his patrol auto.
Dashcam video captured the moment when a Florida deputy saved the life of a baby in Marion County, Florida.
Deputy Sheriff Jeremie Nix's police vehicle shows the officer pulling over behind a mother holding a lifeless three-month-old baby boy.
"I heard this one breath that was very faint", Nix recalled, according to the Ocala Star-Banner.
Nix told the mom to follow him in his patrol vehicle and held on to Kingston, driving with his siren on to Ocala Regional Medical Center.
The woman then hands the baby over to Nix, and he begins administering aid in an effort to revive him as the passenger continues talking on the phone, apparently with emergency dispatchers. I don't hear nobody coming.
'Let me just say that yesterday GOD showed me just how real he was. In fact, they Facetimed on Thursday as Kingston was getting ready to be released from the hospital. Nix and his wife, who have four children, went to visit Kingston in the hospital, where Nix held the sleeping infant tethered to tubes.
He's now expected to make a full recovery and doctors say his survival is down to Deputy Nix's quick thinking. "We are tremendously proud of Deputy Nix and we can already see that he and Baby Kingston will have a deep connection that will last a lifetime!" My son KING was barely breathing, & fighting for his life.
You never know when duty is going to call.
Within minutes, doctors were able to treat Kingston.
It was unclear what caused the child to initially become unresponsive.