I was recently disturbed while reading the article in the May 15 Imperial Valley Press covering the baby that was attacked in the city of Imperial.
A paragraph within the article described a neighbor who was apparently critical of the Imperial police officers and the fact that an ambulance was not standing by while the search for the child was conducted.
This "neighbor" is quoted as saying, "If the paramedics did not live in the area the baby would not have survived." What a ridiculous thing to say. No wonder this "neighbor" did not want to give his identity to the newspaper reporter.
First of all, "neighbor," had the Imperial Police Department not responded in the quick, professional manner that it had, and subsequently performed a thorough and passionate search and investigation, that child probably would not have survived. The fact that this incident resulted in this small child being rescued and ultimately given a second chance at life is a credit to the outstanding job that these police officers did.