Every morning, we receive a release from the police departments and without fail, every morning there are tales of drugs, accidents, and other crimes. There was some of that today to be sure, but there was something a little different.
Cops, for the most part, are always put into a bad situation. If you are a bad guy (or even an occasional speeder or cell phone talker after October 1) you have probably looked at them with some level of disdain.
On September 28, 2010, at approximately 3:55 a.m., officers from the Eastern District responded to a 9-1-1 call for a report of a child not breathing in the 7700 block of Vena Court in Pasadena.
Corporal Luke Ringler arrived within one minute of the call being dispatched and discovered a four-year-old female juvenile not breathing and completely unresponsive. Consequently, Corporal Ringler immediately initiated CPR. Within a few moments, the officer was able to revive the child and continued providing care for her until paramedics arrived and assumed treatment. The child was rushed priority to the Baltimore Washington Medical Center, where she is currently in stable condition. Medical personnel determined that the child stopped breathing as a result of an illness.
Congratulations and a huge thank you to Corporal Ringler for a job well done! And certainly not to take anything away from Corporal Ringler, we have no doubt that any of the police officers who serve our area in the Anne Arundel County and Annapolis City police departments would have done the exact same thing!