HOUSTON - A local police chief saved a baby's life in dramatic video captured on his body camera Friday afternoon.
Around 2 p.m., Splendora ISD Police Chief Rex Evans was driving to a district campus when he was stopped at a traffic light.
The child's family saw Chief Evans in his patrol unit and drove up to him honking, pleading for help.
When the officer realized the baby was not breathing he jumped into action.
"I need an ambulance at Cox Street and 29 for a baby not breathing." the chief said in footage from his body camera.
"Come on, baby. Come on, baby. It's ok...she's breathing. She's breathing, ok...ok." the chief says seconds later.
The officer performed CPR on the infant and in about 30 seconds the baby girl was breathing again.
The entire ordeal was captured on camera - from when the officer took the child from her mother to him climbing into the ambulance and speaking with paramedics.
Watch raw footage from the officer's body camera in the video below.