Ceremony to honor Officer Barton with Life Saving Award Ceremony to take place Wednesday, August 11th, 2021 at 10:00 am at 42 Ridge Street, Glens Falls, New York
On July 12th, 2021 at approximately 7:09pm Glens Falls Police Officer Hunter Barton responded to a report of 3 week old infant choking and in distress at a residence on Warren Street. Officer Barton arrived on scene to the mother, Destini Brown and the infant, Laci Mickel outside of the residence. Officer Barton quickly assessed the situation and discovered that the 3 week old infant was not breathing and in an unresponsive state. Officer Barton was able to determine that the infant had a blockage in her airway. After positioning the baby in his arms, Officer Barton was able to perform back blows which resulted in the blockage being dislodged. Once the blockage was dislodged, the infant was able to resume normal breathing and recover to a responsive and healthy state.
The child was then turned over to the family and further treated and checked on the scene by medical personnel
Of the Glens Falls Fire Department.
The actions taken by Officer Hunter Barton on July 12th saved the life of 3 week old Laci Mickel. Officer Barton will be honored by the Glens Falls Police Department, The City of Glens Falls, and the family of the infant at a short ceremony that will take place on the front steps of Glens Falls City Hall on Wednesday, August 11th, 2021 at 10:00 am. Officer Barton will be awarded the Glens Falls Police Department's Life Saving Award at the ceremony. The mother of the infant and the infant will also be in attendance at the ceremony and will be available for interview by the media.
The incident was recorded on Officer Barton's body worn camera and a portion of the video will be available and released the day of the ceremony to all media in attendance.
For any questions please contact Detective Lieutenant Seth French at (518) 761-3840 ext. 3789.