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2154, 26 Apr 15

Officer Reunited with Abandoned Baby


SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — An officer who found an abandoned newborn in a garbage dumpster was reunited with the now 25-year-old man he helped save.

Santa Ana police officer Michael Buelna and Robin Barton met recently in an emotional reunion, KABC-TV reported Sunday (

“I hoped that someday I would see him again,” Buelna said.

Buelna was on duty in November 1989 when he heard a faint sound coming from a trash bin. Buelna started shifting through the trash and discovered a baby, his umbilical cord still attached. The child was just four hours old and weighed 4 pounds, 2 ounces.

“He still had all the mucus and stuff, and all the trash and gravel was sticking to him,” Buelna said. “I tried to give him a tiny little bit of breath, and he reacted a little bit.”


2154, 26 April 2015

1 Comment

  1. Kevin scheunemann

    In an era where it’s liberal fashionable to label all police officers as bad people, this is a great story to celebrate all the good works police officers do with little gratitude from society at large.

    I’m certain the radical feminists really dislike this story since babies should be disposable in their view, especially pre-born babies.

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