Police officer responsible for saving baby’s life honored at Pittsburgh Pirates’ game

An officer responsible for saving a baby’s life was reunited with the young girl and honored during a Pittsburgh Pirates’ game.

In April 2021, Joe Schleicher waved down Officer Kristin Mitrisin when his young daughter, Olivia, stopped breathing. Mitrisin sprang into action and gave the baby chest compressions until a bystander was able to provide her with an AED.

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Olivia Schleicher was taken to the hospital but recovered over time.

Tonight, Officer Mitrisin and the Schleicher family were reunited for the first time since the rescue.

Mitrisin was surprised by the family as she was preparing to throw out the first pitch at the Pittsburgh Pirates’ game against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Officer Mitrisin was one of the thousands of first responders in attendance for the “Police and Firefighters Appreciation Night” at PNC Park.

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