NYPD Officers Save 1-Year-Old Girl’s Life

The officers are happy with this one reward: a photo of them with a healthy Sophia. / NYPD News

Officers in the Bronx worked together to rush a one-year-old girl to the hospital, helping to save her life. Cops assigned to the 40 Precinct responded to a 911 call Wednesday morning and when they arrived they saw the baby was unconscious with her eyes rolled back in her head.

The girl’s grandmother handed her to Police Officer Jospeh Sicari and he and his fellow officers, Andrew Farrugia and Muhammad Malik, knew they had no time to waste.

“We ran downstairs. I handed Sophia to Officer Farrugia in the back seat,” Officer Sicari said.

As Officers Sicari and Farrugia rushed to Lincoln Hospital, other officers came on the radio to find out the route they were taking. Working together, the officers coordinated along East 138th Street and Park Avenue to block off intersections so their police car could get through safely.

“We heard her cry and then we all felt a little bit of relief,” Officer Sicari said. “She was crying, but at least she’s alive and well.”