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Clark County Sheriff's Officer Recognized for 'Life-Saving Actions'
The News and Tribune
by: The News and Tribune Staff Writer

A Clark County Sheriff's deputy was recognized by Indiana Congressman Trey Hollingsworth on Friday for the steps he took to save a baby's life.

Hollingsworth says in February Deputy Wes Harper was responding to a call of an unconscious baby who may have drowned.

"Wasting no time, Deputy Harper arrived on scene, scooped the infant into his arms and dove back into the patrol vehicle with an ambulance still minutes away," Hollingsworth said Friday. "While a fellow officer was driving to Norton Children's hospital, Deputy Harper performed CPR on the baby."

By the time they reached the hospital, the 9-month-old was breathing and released from the hospital the next day.

This article originally appeared in The News and Tribune and was written by a staff writer.

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