Abilene restaurant manager credited with saving infant's life

Chief Stan Standridge and Patricia Newman (Abilene Police Department)

The manager of Outback Steakhouse in Abilene is being called a hero after police say she saved the life of an infant.

Police say a 4-month-old boy fell out of a car seat on Thursday, hit his head on the concrete and stopped breathing.

The boy's mother ran into the restaurant for help.

Patricia Newman ran out and performed a sternum rub and CPR.

The infant regained consciousness before being flown to a hospital in the DFW area in good condition.

Chief Stan Standridge awarded Newman with the Chief's coin.

"If not for the actions of Patricia and her employees, the life of this infant might not have had this outcome," police said in a news release. "If you happen to stop in, please let her know that she's fully appreciated."

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