ETX officers break car window to save 6 month old baby who was trapped for half an hour
POSTED: Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 6:28pm
UPDATED: Friday, September 13, 2013 - 9:31am
Trinity County, Texas (KETK) — East Texas officers broke a car window, Thursday, to save a six month old baby in life threatening temperatures.
Trinity police officers responded to the Brookshire Brother’s parking lot on reports a grandmother had accidently locked her keys in the vehicle along with her six-month-old grandson.
Chief Jones was the first on scene an immediately made the decision to have the window broken out of the car. Using his baton, Sgt. Wheeler, was able to break out the driver’s window.
The child was safely returned to the grandmother and, at the grandmother’s request, checked out and cleared by paramedics.
The grandmother mistakenly only thought he had been in the vehicle for approximately 10 minutes.
Chief Jones reviewed the store camera system and found that the child was actually locked in the vehicle for approximately 28 minutes.
Based on a study conducted by the Department of Geosciences at the San Francisco State University; at an outside temperature of 80 degrees after 30 minutes the inside of the vehicle becomes 114 degrees. Today, the temperature was around 98 degrees.
The grandmother called for her husband to bring another key and was doing what she thought best, but if you lock your child in the vehicle or you see a child locked in a vehicle, then please treat it as an emergency and notify law enforcement via 911 or directly call your local law office.