THIS is the dramatic moment a traffic cop saved a newborn baby’s life after pulling over a speeding car.

Bodycam footage shows Deputy William Kimbro begging the 12-day-old tot to “open those eyes sweetheart” after the traffic stop in Summerville, South Carolina.

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Bodycam footage shows Deputy William Kimbro begging the 12-day-old tot to breathe
Berkeley County Sheriff's Office
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Kimbro was later awarded the Life-Saving Medal
Berkeley County Sheriff's Office

One of the passengers told him they were rushing little Ryleigh to hospital because she had stopped breathing after drinking from a bottle.

The hero cop jumped into action by gently performing CPR to get her breathing again.

He pleaded: “Come on baby, cry for me, cry for me. Come on, open those eyes sweetheart.

After Ryleigh let out two faint cries, he reassured the mum: “As long as she’s crying like that, she’s breathing.”

He then told her he was going to perform CPR until paramedics arrived – which they did five minutes later.

Kimbro was later awarded the Life-Saving Medal by Sheriff Duane Lewis.

How to perform CPR on a baby

Finding your baby unresponsive is terrifying for any parent.

But should you ever be faced with the horrific scenario, it’s important to remain calm and feel confident in your actions.

If your baby doesn’t respond or move when you call their name or tap their foot, take action.

What should you do?

Step 1. Check for breathing

Tilt your baby’s head back and look and feel for breaths.

If they’re not breathing move on to step two.

Step 2. Tell someone to dial 999

If you’re on your own carry out rescue breaths, and chest compressions described below for one minute, then dial 999.

Step 3. Give five rescue breaths

Tilt your baby’s head back, seal your mouth over their mouth and nose and blow steadily.

Repeat five times.

Step 4. Give 30 chest compressions

Push firmly in the middle of your baby’s chest with two fingers and then release.

Maintain a regular rate of around two compressions per second.

Repeat 30 times.

Step 5. Give two rescue breaths

A Facebook post announcing the gong said: “Because of Deputy Kimbro’s steadfast, professional and heroic response, the 12-day old baby was able to live.

“Please join us in congratulating Deputy Kimbro for his gallant actions that prolonged human life.”

Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Carli Drayton added: “Officers went by and checked on her a few days later and she was doing well.”

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One of the passengers told him they were rushing little Ryleigh to hospital[/caption]

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The hero cop jumped into action by gently performing CPR to get her breathing again
Berkeley County Sheriff's Office
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The tot is thought to be doing fine
Berkeley County Sheriff's Office

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