NYC officer with roots in Alford helped save Brooklyn tot’s life

NEW YORK, NY — A Brooklyn police officer with local connections is being hailed as a hero for his efforts in saving an infant’s life.

Daniel Newman—who received his initial emergency medical technician training in the Berkshires during his time with the Southern Berkshire Volunteer Ambulance Squad—was instrumental in resuscitating a 15-month-old child who stopped breathing on June 9.

At around 7 p.m. that night, a woman carrying a baby rushed into the street screaming and began desperately banging on the window of a police cruiser stopped at a red light at the intersection of Ocean Parkway and Brighton Beach Avenue in Brooklyn, according to a release from the New York Police Department.

The two officers—Michael Pace and Joseph Doyle—radioed for an ambulance after observing the child to be “turning blue and apparently not breathing.”

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