Albuquerque police officer honored for saving infant’s life

Albuquerque police officer honored for saving infant's life

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – An Albuquerque Police Department reserve officer was honored Friday for saving a little girl’s life.

Officer Abel Bazan was taking a dinner break at the Western View Diner on Central when a woman started screaming that her one-year-old granddaughter wasn’t breathing.

That’s when Officer Bazan grabbed the girl and hit her back until a piece of cracker she was choking on came out.

“We want to thank specifically recognize and thank Officer Bazan for exercising his training his coolness his ability to stay calm and alert and save that baby’s life, because without those quick lifesaving actions we probably would have had a very tragic situation,” said Rob Perry, chief administrative officer.

Reserve Officer Bazan was named the city’s “Friday’s Hero.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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