Mount Vernon police officer saves baby from hot car


A Mount Vernon police officer saved a baby from a hot vehicle on August 17, after the department received a call to 911.

The call came in at 12:32 p.m. and officer Nicholas Holdren responded to the scene and opened the unlocked vehicle, removing the infant.

According to the report, Holdren stated the 8-month old had rosey cheeks and was sweating heavily. The baby was removed from the vehicle at and after Holdren cared for the infant for about 20 minutes, Mount Vernon fire attended to the infant, along with Children’s Services. Holdren also changed the baby’s diaper during the process of caring for him.

According to the report, the vehicle appeared to be lived in.

The father, Donald Ireland, was placed under arrest and charged with Child Endangering. Ireland also had several warrants from the Heath Police Department.

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