Rockingham Co. deputy, NC state trooper credited with saving infant

Trooper T.T. Tucker and Deputy Clayton Doss (left to right)

Trooper T.T. Tucker and Deputy Clayton Doss (left to right)

REIDSVILLE, N.C. — A Rockingham County sheriff’s deputy and a North Carolina state trooper are being credited with saving the life of an infant.

Deputy Clayton Doss and Trooper T.T. Tucker saved the life of a 13-day-old infant Friday morning in Madison, according to authorities.

Both were separately on patrol when they each heard a call for help shortly before 10:30 a.m. involving a baby not breathing at a home in the Madison area.

Deputy Doss arrived at the home shortly after Trooper Tucker and found that the infant was not breathing and unresponsive.

They immediately began to administer CPR to the infant, according to the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials said Deputy Doss got a suction device and began to suction the infant’s mouth and nasal passages while Trooper Tucker continued administering chest compression to the child.

They continued until emergency responders arrived and the baby was revived and began to breathe again unassisted.

Rockingham County Sheriff Sam Page said situations like this are the reason he keeps his personnel trained and certified in CPR.

“Families still have their loved ones today as a result of the quick actions of these officers,” Page said, according to a prepared statement. “I could not be prouder of my Deputies, the Courtroom Security Officer that helped out the other day, and Trooper Tucker for their recent lifesaving efforts.”