Sergeant remembers life-changing call

New Mexico

SAN JUAN COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – It was a call he’ll never forget. A year after responding to a report of a baby boy who’d stopped breathing, a sergeant with the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office remembers the relief he felt when that baby took another breath.

“It was something that really impacted me,” said Sgt. Adam Rogers, with the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office.

One year ago, he responded to a terrifying call. A baby had stopped breathing because of a medical episode.

Sgt. Rogers got to the home as quickly as possible. When he arrived on the scene, he watched baby James take his first breath again. James’ dad, Wes Hoyt, saved his life by giving him CPR.

One year later, Sgt. Rogers says he recently spoke with James’ mom, Julie Hoyt. She says James is happy and healthy and thriving.

Sgt. Rogers says James’ story is a good reminder that everyone should know CPR. He says if you start CPR before first responders arrive on the scene, you increase the chances of survival greatly.

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