Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday honored two city police officers, hailing them as heroes for saving a toddler's life.
Officers Michael Konatsotis and David Roussine responded to a call of an unconscious baby on the Upper East Side of Manhattan Saturday.
When they arrived they saw a father holding his 15-month-old daughter outside a building.
Police say Officer Konatsotis, a former EMT, gave the baby girl mouth to mouth resuscitation in the patrol car as they drove to the Hospital.
"As soon as I gave the last rescue breath the baby burped. And it was the greatest sound, you know, that I heard," Konatsotis said.
The baby was brought to the Cornell Hospital emergency room and treated.
The toddler is now back home with her parents.