Alexandria Township, N.J. (WTXF) Trooper Benjamin Hockin wasn’t even on the job for 7 months before being credited with saving a life.
It was just before 7 last Saturday morning when he was called to an Alexandria Township home. Inside the home, 8-month-old Lila Wolfram was found unresponsive and not breathing.
Hockin used an automated external defibrillator he keeps in his patrol car and traditional CPR.
When an ambulance arrived, Lila got a second shock, which was enough to bring her back to life.
Maybe he was meant for this rescue, you see Hockin graduated from the police academy in February--the same month little Lila was born.
He says he didn't have time to think his training kicked in. For Hockin-it was all in a day’s work, but it's a day he'll never forget.
Lila was transported by Milford-Holland EMS to Hunterdon County Medical Center. From there, she was transported to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where she is doing well and is expected to make a full recovery.
The doctors and paramedics involved have commended Trooper Hockin for his outstanding life-saving efforts, which helped keep Lila alive until she received advanced treatment.
"Trooper Hockin's quick and decisive actions are a credit to him and the New Jersey State Police," said Colonel Rick Fuentes, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police. "There is nothing more rewarding or meaningful than to save a life. This is a memorable start to a bright and promising career."