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Bridgeport police officer's quick action saves child's life

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Officer Michael Novia recognized at roll call today after saving an unresponsive child's life this week. (WFSB Photo) Officer Michael Novia recognized at roll call today after saving an unresponsive child's life this week. (WFSB Photo)
BRIDGEPORT, CT (WFSB) -

A Bridgeport police officer is being credited with helping save a child's life on Tuesday.

A press release said Officer Michael Novia was on patrol in the area of Park Avenue when a woman flagged him down to say her child was not breathing.

The child was found unresponsive in the back seat of a vehicle, and called St. Vincent's Medical Center to alert them about an incoming patient.

He then escorted the family to the hospital.

Hospital medical staff said that the 18-month-old child probably would not have survived if Novia had waited for an ambulance at the scene.

The child was transferred to Yale-New Haven Hospital where he is reported as being in good condition.

"Officer Novia will say he was just doing his job," said Lt. Ronald Mercado, in a press release. "I see it as much more than that. He saved a child's life through his quick actions. This is the type of person I am honored to work with and the type of officer that Bridgeport should be proud to call its own."

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