October 23, 2020
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Orlando police officer recognized for saving 15-month old girl after car accident

When Orlando police Officer Curtis Neraasen drove up on a car accident last month in Pine Hills, he knew it was bad and people were hurt.



a couple of people that are standing in front of a military uniform: Left to Right, Arnold Palmer Chief Trauma Surgeon Dr. Donald Plumley; Orlando Police Officer Curtis Neraasen; and Chief Orlando Rolon; pose for a photo after officer Neraasen received the first Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital Pediatric Life-saving Award of 2020 and an OPD Life Saving Award; during a ceremony at the Orlando Police Department, on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. rNeraasen saved the life of a baby in the aftermath of a traffic accident just after 11:00pm on Saturday, August 8, 2020, at Pine Hills and Silver Star Roads.r


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Left to Right, Arnold Palmer Chief Trauma Surgeon Dr. Donald Plumley; Orlando Police Officer Curtis Neraasen; and Chief Orlando Rolon; pose for a photo after officer Neraasen received the first Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital Pediatric Life-saving Award of 2020 and an OPD Life Saving Award; during a ceremony at the Orlando Police Department, on Tuesday, September 29, 2020. rNeraasen saved the life of a baby in the aftermath of a traffic accident just after 11:00pm on Saturday, August 8, 2020, at Pine Hills and Silver Star Roads.r

He ran up and saw a bystander pulling an injured 15-month old girl who wasn’t breathing from one of the vehicles.

“When I first got closer to her,

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