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A Lifesaving Traffic Stop
A Lifesaving Traffic Stop
Kemira Boyd had just jumped in the shower when she heard her stepmother, Tammy Boyd, banging on the door. Kemira’s 12-day-old daughter was choking.
Caroline Fanning

Having fed and burped baby Ryleigh just 30 minutes earlier, the 24-year-old new mother burst out of the bathroom and began patting her daughter on the back. Ryleigh was usually quick to cry. Now she didn’t make a sound. “I’d been told to raise their arms when babies are choking, so I tried that, but she still was hesitating to breathe,” Kemira told Today. She knew Ryleigh needed to get to the hospital fast.

The trio had barely made it out of their Summerville, South Carolina, neighborhood when the flashing lights of a police cruiser appeared behind them. Deputy Will Kimbro figured that the speeding driver was either too distracted to notice him or plain unconcerned. Kimbro soon found out it was a frightening combination of the two.

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April 2020