Body camera video shows the deputy saving the baby

ARAPAHOE COUNTY, Colo. (COPR) — Arapahoe County sheriff’s deputy receives applause for rescuing a choking infant. His heroic efforts were captured on his body camera.

Deputy Nicholas Pacheco, who has worked at the department for eight years, responded to a call from an unresponsive child who “went blue” early Sunday morning.

“Mother gave me a child who didn’t respond at all,” Pacheco said.

Within minutes, Pacheco, who has two children of his own, was using his CPR skills to clear the little boy’s path and resume his breathing.

“It feels great. It feels great,” he said.

Pacheco was able to turn the boy over to the South Metro Rescue Fire, who transported him to Children’s Hospital.

1 month old boy Carlos is doing well and is back home now.

A small baby in a person's arms
Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Deputy Nicholas Pacheco rescued one-month-old baby Carlos, who was gagging and unconscious when Pacheco responded to the call for help. (KDVR)

“After eight years here, I think it’s one of the highlights of my career so far and I’m just really grateful that it turned out that way,” said Pacheco.

The deputy said his bilingual skills also helped with the effort.

Jake Nichol

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