A Florida police officer jumps into a pond to save a drowning baby.

This incident happened back in June, but the bodycam footage was just released. Officer Me’Atia Sanderson was called out to a report of an infant drowning in a pond. Officer Sanderson was the first to arrive on the scene and ran toward the retention pond of the apartment complex. When she spotted the baby in the water, Officer Sanderson jumped into the water and swam toward the drowning infant.

Upon getting to shore, the officer performed CPR on the baby until EMTs arrived to take over. According to reports, Officer Sanderson doesn’t know how to swim. That didn’t stop this hero from jumping in to save this baby. Here’s the bodycam footage of the police officer jumping into the water to save the baby:

Police Officers across this country report to work each and everyday to protect and serve their communities. They show up each day knowing they will be faced with unimaginable challenges and dangers; yet they do not know what those challenges or dangers will be or how they will present themselves. Ofc. Me’Atia Sanderson joined JSO in March of 2019. As a patrol officer in Zone 4 (Westside), Ofc. Sanderson was working on June 9th of this year when JSO and the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department were dispatched to an infant drowning in a retention pond. Ofc. Sanderson was the first to arrive on scene and was alerted that the infant was still in the water. Ofc. Sanderson, who does not know how to swim herself, without a second’s hesitation, entered the pond to retrieve the child and performed CPR until she was relieved by other responding officers.Captain Christopher Scott with JFRD authored a letter to JSO on behalf of Ofc. Sanderson recognizing the impact her “quick and decisive decision to go into the retention pond” made. Her actions, while putting her own life at risk, undoubtedly saved the child’s life. As we continue our #weekofthanks, we at the #JSO are thankful that we have officers like Ofc. Sanderson, who day in and day out, take on the challenges and dangers of this job. Our community would not be what it is without them.#yourJSO #jaxsheriff #Thanksgiving #wearethankful #makinganimpact #MakingAnImpactThatMatters #communityfocused #toprotectandserve

Posted by Jacksonville Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, November 22, 2022

From the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) Facebook  page, Captain Christopher Scott with Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department wrote a letter to JSO on behalf of Officer Sanderson recognizing her “quick and decisive decision to go into the retention pond. Her actions, while putting her own life at risk, undoubtedly saved the child’s life.”

Just another day on the job for this brave police officer. [SOURCE Fox 35]

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