Murray and her fellow Garda Edel Dugdale noticed the woman arriving at the station and knew something was wrong. They sprung into action, calling 999 and performing chest compressions on the infant, and eventually the child responded.
Grace took the distraught mother’s number before she left in the ambulance and called later that day to check in. The mother came back a few days later with chocolates to thank the heroic Gardaí.
“People said afterwards that we didn’t just save one life because that family would have been just devastated, and I suppose that’s true. At the time you just have to act and deal with the situation, but afterwards when you have a chance to think about it, it’s nice to have been able to do something like that,” Murray told the Irish Independent.