State Trooper Saves Life of 8-Month-Old Baby Girl

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."


 

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