The following is a Facebook post from the Long Branch Police Department:
On Monday, Sept. 5, 2016, a little after 6 p.m., LBPD Officers Cpl. Jennifer Gant and P.O. Christopher Walls responded to an EMS call on Myrtle Avenue. Dispatch advised the officers that there was an 8-month pregnant female that had collapsed and was unresponsive.
Upon arrival, the officers were greeted by a child who directed them to the kitchen where he said, "Mommy dropped the blueberries and fell down". Neither officer could find a pulse and the female was not breathing so Cpl. Gant immediately began chest compressions and P.O. Walls spoke to the victim's boyfriend to obtain medical information.
MONOC arrived and began treating the woman as Cpl. Gant continued to administer CPR, administering chest compressions and providing breaths. The woman regained a heartbeat and began to take some small breaths. Cpl. Gant continued to assist with medical treatment all the way to the ambulance. Both Cpl. Gant and P.O. Walls escorted the ambulance to MMC.
Thanks to Cpl. Gant's training, knowledge and swift actions, Mom and baby are recovering!
As of this writing, Mom is still in ICU and Baby has been released from ICU. Cpl. Gant continues to visit the family at the hospital on a daily basis. She brings food and coloring books to the 3 other small children in the family to assist the dad who is juggling hospital visits with his duties at home.
The LBPD commends Cpl. Gant on her life-saving actions and wishes the family a swift recovery for their loved one!