One Bethlehem police officer saved an infant who was choking

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One Bethlehem Police Officer saved a six week old from choking Friday night. Her quick actions saved the baby’s life.

Officer Caitlyn Krage received the call shortly before midnight Friday of a baby choking. She remained calm and followed her training.

Officer Krage responded to Griffin Circle in North Bethlehem.

When she arrived to the home, she met the mom at the front door. Upstairs the father was holding the baby who was motionless and foaming at the mouth.

Krage performed the Heimlich Maneuver to clear the baby’s airway.

The baby was taken to Albany Med for further evaluation, but the baby is fine.

The parents are forever thankful to the officer.

“The family was relieved. I was relieved for the infant and the parents. I felt proud. I stayed calm and focused and knew what I had to do to help him," said Krage.

Officer Krage has been with the department for nearly 5 years.

She loves her job and was happy she was able to make a difference.