At this week’s Winamac Town Council meeting, Deputy Marshal Tyler Campbell was recognized for a call that he responded to on Christmas day.
Town Marshal Mike Buchanan explained that Officer Campbell was dispatched around 2:30 a.m. on December 25th for a call about an unresponsive infant. Campbell performed CPR at the residence and continued providing assistance while in the ambulance. Buchanan said by the time they reached the hospital, the infant was breathing and then the doctors and emergency staff took over.
The mother of the child was at the meeting and presented Campbell with a token of her gratitude. On behalf of herself and the rest of her family, she personally thanked him for sticking by her daughter’s side and helping in every way he could.
Buchanan said a letter of accommodation will be added to Campbell’s file. He continuously commended the officer for the heroic act that granted the mother and family members more time with the baby that they may not have had otherwise.
Town Council President Tom Murray mentioned that the infant, named Mary Ann, lived for an additional five days after the initial incident.