Little Davie’onna was celebrating her 4th birthday at the pool when she started drowning in the water. Off-duty officer Jeff Haire, who was also in the area with his family having fun, saw the young girl and allowed his instincts to jump in and carry the young girl to safety.

Haire told how he saw a lifeless body in the water and he knew what to do. Haire had training for such an episode as this so he was ready to take charge and help her out. After recovering on the side of the pool, the little girl was taken to the hospital to get checked out. Guess who showed up?

Officer Haire.

He was there to follow up and check in on his new little best friend who was all smiles.


Immediately, Haire and the man lay her on the pool deck and began looking for a pulse. Looking at her, Haire, who is a corporal with the Bay County Sheriff’s Office and 20-year police veteran, knew the situation was serious.

“I had investigated several drownings before in my career and the ones that didn’t make it always had that foam around their nose and mouth area,” Haire told TODAY. “When I saw that on her, I just thought the worst.”

Unable to find a pulse, Haire immediately began administering CPR on the girl. Finally, after multiple rounds of CPR, he felt a heartbeat.

“I felt her heart rate go from literally 0 to about 100 — just like that,” Haire said.

Carrying the girl in his arms, Haire ran over to an arriving ambulance, and Davie’onna was rushed to a nearby hospital with her mother, Kiara Greene, 27, by her side.

Luckily, no brain damage was found, something Haire and Greene couldn’t believe.

“It was a miracle,” Kiara Greene told TODAY. “That’s why I call Jeff her guardian angel.”

When the world we live in spreads a lot of negativity and fake news, we need solid stories like this to bring us back to our core and give us pause to consider just how great this country is and that there are still patriots and angels among us who care about our well-being.

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