On April 25, 2009, at around 1700 hours, the Bryan Police Department received a report of a possible drowning. The call came in stating that a 10 month old infant had drowned in a bathtub. It was reported that the infant was unconscious, not breathing and did not have a pulse.
Officer Adam Brooks responded to the call and arrived before medics. Officer Brooks met the residents as they ran outside with the infant in their arms. He took the infant and went back into the residence where he laid the infant on the floor. Officer Brooks began CPR and continued until medics arrived and took the child to St. Joseph’s Hospital.
Bryan Fire Department Medics were able to get fluid from the infant’s lungs and the baby began to breath and regained a pulse. Bryan Medics attribute Officers Brooks’ initial action on scene as critical to insuring the survival of the infant. The Bryan Police Department is happy to announce that to date the child is home with its parents and perfectly healthy.
This event is an example of great teamwork between the Police Department and Fire Department. Officer Adam Brooks’ brave and timely actions under stress were critical and helped save this infant’s life. This potentially disastrous situation ended on a positive note and this infant was given a chance for survival due to the actions of Officer Brooks and those of the Bryan Fire Department. Officer Brooks received the Bryan Police Department’s Life Saving Citation from Chief Bobby Whitmire at a meeting of the Bryan City Council last night.
The Life Saving Citation is awarded to an officer or civilian employee for an act performed in the line of duty that results in the saving of a life. The award consists of a certificate and a ribbon to be worn on the uniform. (Red and White with a blue vertical strip in center)