Garda Patrick McCormack of Ballinasloe, stationed in Ennis Co. Clare, is being praised for his heroics after he saved the life of a newborn baby.
Garda McCormack who is still only a probationary Garda graduated Templemore Training College four months ago.
The 25 year old officer was on-duty when the parents of a newborn girl knocked on the station window looking for help.
The little girl had stopped breathing, and Garda McCormack immediately began chest compressions and back slapping, reviving the newborn before the paramedics had arrived.
McCormacks Chief Superintendent John Kerin has told Clare’s Joint Policing Committee that Garda McCormack’s quick mind and actions saved the babies life.
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