Four Tampa Police Department officers were presented with the Life Saving Award Wednesday after saving toddler who was inside a stolen car last summer. Tampa Police released bodycam video of the rescue.
The following description is from Tampa Police:
On August 5, 2022, the officers responded to an incident where a 2011 Kia Optima was stolen with a 11-month-old baby inside.
After about a half an hour, the officers located the car, which was abandoned at an intersection other side of a six-foot chain-link fence. Two officers climbed the fence to reach the car, where the baby was found overheated and lethargic from the hot temperatures.
The baby was then taken to a patrol car where the officers placed cool compresses on the baby’s head and body to cool her down. She was eventually transported to a hospital and reunited with her mother.
Thanks to the officers, the baby made a full recovery.