Chesterfield County Sheriff's Deputy Shawn Gopaul saves an infant's life


Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office shared the story of Deputy Shawn Gopaul, last Tuesday, as he saved the life of an unresponsive infant. As he was the first responder on the scene, he began to administer CPR, until EMS arrived. The baby was transported by ambulance and airlifted to a hospital in Charlotte. The baby is now home, recovering from COVID-19. Deputy Gopaul was quarantined, and has since tested negative for COVID-19.

According to the post from Chesterfield County Sheriff's Office:

On Tuesday, October 20, 2020, Deputy Shawn Gopaul was dispatched to a call in the Pageland area of Chesterfield County in reference to an unresponsive infant. Deputy Gopaul arrived on scene and began to administer CPR until EMS arrived. The baby was transported by ambulance to Monroe, NC and airlifted to a hospital in Charlotte, NC. The baby is now home and recovering from the COVID-19 virus. After this incident, Deputy Gopaul was quarantined and has tested negative for the COVID-19 virus.
Deputy Gopaul did not hesitate in performing his duties. Sheriff James Dixon is honored to have Shawn Gopaul as a deputy with his office. We are dedicated, and committed to provide quality law enforcement services to all citizens of Chesterfield County.

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