Louisville officers help save infant at gas station in California neighborhood

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Louisville Metro Police officers were heroes Thursday when a family came to them in desperate need of help for their lifeless baby.

A man rushed into a Shorty's gas station at 17th Street and Broadway in the California neighborhood asking for the help of two officers after his infant quit breathing, according to a video posted by the department.

"He said my baby's no bueno," Officer Nicholas Greene said in a press conference Friday.

He and Officer Noah Cole then rushed out of the gas station to the car. The child's mother was with her in the back seat of a car. While Cole worked the radio, Greene began performing CPR. He can be seen performing back blows to the little girl until she cried out.

EMS and Fire officials soon arrived, and the baby, just 7 days old, was taken to the hospital.

"We are happy to share that Baby Emma is doing fine! Thank you to Emma’s family for allowing us to share the video!," a Facebook post by the department read.

Contact reporter Krista Johnson at kjohnson3@gannett.com.

This article originally appeared on Louisville Courier Journal: Louisville officers help save infant at gas station in California