Kansas trooper saves newborn baby who stopped breathing on Mother's Day

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May 21, 2024

An extraordinary story of heroism and quick thinking as Kansas Highway Patrol trooper became an unexpected hero when the parents of a newborn stopped on their way to church because their 18-day old baby girl stopped breathing.

Little Brexley's parents saw she wasn’t breathing in the car on the way to church in Greensburg on Mother’s Day.

They quickly called 911, and nearby Highway Patrol Master Trooper Evan Jacks heard the call come across the radio.

“I was back in my car conducting business when my radio went off, advising me what was going on. So, I returned to the person on the side road and gave them their stuff. And jetted back to the scene where they were at.”

Once Trooper Jacks got to the car, he found Brexley blue and not breathing.

He said that he recently saw paramedics help get his own child breathing and knew exactly what to do.

“I just rubbed her back vigorously and patted her back a few times to get her to start crying. I had a previous experience with my child nine months ago.”

Shortly after Trooper Jacks performed those life-saving measures on Brexley, the baby was transported to Kiowa County Hospital, where her family learned she had heart defects that were previously unknown.

Trooper Jacks was honored at the Triangle Club Rodeo for his heroic acts.Line