On June 11, a Berkeley County deputy was conducting a routine patrol in the unincorporated Summerville area of Berkeley County when he stopped a vehicle for speeding.

Upon stopping the vehicle, the driver immediately exited the car and exclaimed that the baby in her vehicle had stopped breathing. That’s when Deputy W. Kimbro sprang to action, knowing he needed to act immediately to save the baby’s life.

Kimbro made contact with the 12-day-old baby and her mother in the vehicle. The mother told the deputy the baby stopped breathing after drinking a bottle. Kimbro took the baby’s limp body and performed lifesaving first aid. As a result, he was able to get the baby to breathe again until EMS arrived.

The deputy was awarded the “Life-Saving Medal” from Sheriff Duane Lewis for his heroic actions.