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Rookie Cop Saves Life Of One-Year-Old

Rookie Cop Saves Life Of One-Year-Old

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Associated Press

June 29, 2011

TEMPLE – Sunday, at about 10:00 a.m., new Police Officer Jacob Tatum was on patrol, on his third day on the job, with his Field Training Officer, Jason Gilpin.

At that time, dispatch advised officers by radio of a life-endangering incident at Wildflower Villas Apartments, 5227 West Adams Avenue. Officers Tatum and Gilpin were already at the apartment complex on an unrelated matter, and heard the radio call. The initial information did not include an apartment or building number, but the officers were able to locate the incident through the audible commotion created.

Upon running to the apartment, Officers found a one-year-old child choking on a hair barrette, and not breathing. Through quick thinking and a reliance on his training, Officer Tatum was able to dislodge the barrette, and the child began breathing. Scott and White EMS, and Temple Fire & Rescue, arrived a short time later.

The child was then taken by ambulance to the hospital, where she was treated, and later released.

Every second counts in an emergency such as this one. The quick actions of the new officer saved this young girl’s life, and the Temple Police Department commends him for a job well done.


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    beauinlieuof

    almost 3 years ago

    88 Comments

    Great job our children are so important to us, now you see that is why we need police officers. Great job to the officer who saved this child's life.

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    Twisted_dispatcher

    almost 3 years ago

    2160 Comments

    Awesome job!

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    Keiffer158

    almost 3 years ago

    94 Comments

    Great job. Hold on to those days that end good they will get you through the ones that don't.

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    Laduin

    almost 3 years ago

    28 Comments

    Great job rookie, welcome to the job!

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    Whalewatcher

    almost 3 years ago

    10918 Comments

    uncledennis1, yes we can !!!!!

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    uncledennis1

    almost 3 years ago

    23116 Comments

    Can we say hero.

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    lemmonw

    almost 3 years ago

    464 Comments

    nice!!

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    Allen705

    almost 3 years ago

    1466 Comments

    The guy actually has been an officer since 2009, just new to that department.

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    CBPD607

    almost 3 years ago

    264 Comments

    Not bad.....rookie.

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    ArMy_MP

    almost 3 years ago

    122 Comments

    Great job Officer

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    Irishcop1961

    almost 3 years ago

    45970 Comments

    Great job Officer Tatum.

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    wildwillie

    almost 3 years ago

    22 Comments

    rookie no more now you have a life saved under your belt. good job and keep it up good cops are needed everywhere

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    akcopkc

    almost 3 years ago

    72 Comments

    Good Job Rookie! :)

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    rsironron

    almost 3 years ago

    5220 Comments

    Great job.

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    FloEW

    almost 3 years ago

    1042 Comments

    Great Job Officer Tatum!

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