SOUTH GREENSBURG, Pa. — A South Greensburg man is facing child endangerment charges after police say he taped a pacifier in his two-month-old baby’s mouth.
According to court documents, Jordan Hirst called friends and family in a panic around 8 p.m. on April 25. He didn’t know where his one-and-a-half-year-old son had gone.
Those friends called three others to help out. When they got to Hirst’s home, they found his son laying on the floor next to his crib.
According to police, there was dried blood in and around his nose.
Two people who came to help took the boy to his grandmother’s and returned to the house.
During that time, the other three people helping Hirst found his two-month-old baby in her crib with a pacifier taped in her mouth.
Police say all five of the people Hirst called that night to help him find his son told police Hirst was drunk when they got to his house.
According to court documents, Hirst also told police he was drunk. He was so drunk, he said he doesn’t remember anything that happened from 7 p.m. that night until 4 a.m. the next day.
Neighbors in the area did not want to go on camera but say the allegations come as a shock.
Just two years ago, the Irwin Council honored Hirst for his work saving a woman’s life when he was an EMT with the Irwin Volunteer Fire Department.
Channel 11′s Andrew Havranek called the Irwin VFD, who said Hirst resigned for a different position with Jeannette EMS in April 2022.
Havranek’s calls to Jeannette EMS have not been returned.
Hirst is out on bond. His preliminary hearing is set for June 9.
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