Major Richard Gibson had been on patrol on November 26th at a protest against a police shooting that had occurred in the area a day earlier when he was called to performed CPR on a one month old female infant.
The DailymailUK, reports that on November 25th police responded to a call by a citizen of a man armed with two knives. When officers responded and the man, who was dancing in the streets with knives, refused to drop them and was shot several times. The man is in critical condition. This incident sparked protests in the area.
Baltimore Major Richard Gibson was on patrol in an area where a protest was being held about 3pm on Saturday in the wake of the shooting of an man armed with two knives on Friday. Gibson informed by a group of people attending the protest that there was a mother, who was also one of the protesters, with a baby not breathing and bleeding from the nose in the pizza shop. Gibson ran in and began CPR in an attempt to revive the baby and continued until the ambulance arrived. The infant died later at the hospital.
The officer received praise for his quick actions by community public figures who normally criticize the Baltimore Police on a regular basis.
Duane Davis, a community leader, thanked the cop is his Facebook video.
‘He did serve the community today, so I can’t beat him up on that one. The police did do something positive in the community today… today they served and protected the community.’
Baltimore youth commissioner Shawn Batson also commented about the incident on Facebook after witnessing it.
‘This is hurting me to the core! I all can remember is the lady running to me screaming I need your help the baby is dead! Thank you Major Gibson for coming to aid to help this family.
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