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NYC police officers who saved baby honored

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NEW YORK (AP) - Two New York City police officers who saved a baby girl over the weekend were honored by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner William Bratton.

NYPD Officer Michael Konatsotis (koh-nah-SOH'-tis) and his partner, Officer David Roussine (ROO-sehn), saved the non-breathing 15-month-old baby Saturday after her parents called 911 when she turned blue.

The officers went to the home and took the child to a hospital in their patrol car while Konatsotis performed emergency CPR. When they arrived at the hospital, Konatsotis says the baby let out a big burp, color returned to her face and she started crying. The baby is doing fine.

At a ceremony Monday, de Blasio presented the officers with certificates of praise and called them "true heroes."

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