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Mayor Hails Two "Finest" For Saving Toddler's Life

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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.

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