Colombian Police Officer Hailed After Saving the Life of Abandoned Baby

By Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
January 15, 2016 Updated: January 15, 2016

A female police officer in Colombia is being hailed for her quick action that’s credited for saving an abandoned baby’s life.

Luisa Fernanda Urrea was called to the scene of a newborn girl abandoned in the woods, crying in the undergrowth with part of her umbilical cord still attached.

The girl was obviously starving and at great risk, so Urrea swaddled her.

Urrea, a new mother herself, also decided to breastfeed the baby to make sure it got the nutrients it needed fast.


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“I’m a new mother and I have milk, and I recognized the needs that this poor little creature had,” Urrea told a local news broadcaster, according to reports.

“I think any woman would have given her nourishment in the same circumstances.”

The baby survived, and is now being taken care of by the staff at the Colombian Family Welfare Institute.

Officials are looking for a family who wants to adopt the girl, while police search for the mother, who may face criminal charges.