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Officer Robert Harris poses with the Hinckley Police Department Life Saving Medal(Photo courtesy of the Hinckley Police Department).

A police officer for the Village of Hinckley is being recognized for his life-saving efforts to save a baby girl.

On Wednesday, September 23, Officer Robert Harris was called to the 100 block of East Oak Knoll for a one-week-old baby girl who wasn't breathing.

Harris says when you receive a call like that, training takes over. Harris doesn't do the job for the accolades.

Even so, the Hinckley Police Department on Monday presented Harris with the Life Saving Medal in recognition of his quick thinking that saved a life. The ceremony was done in front of the Hinckley Village Board.

Harris got into police work for all the right reasons.

Harris says most police officers are out there doing the best they can to help everyone possible.

Harris, a Yorkville native, has been with the Hinckey Police Department for two years. He also worked for the Yorkville Police Department and the Sheridan Police Department.