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Posted: August 18, 2017

Sheriffs honor Texas couple who rescued abandoned baby

Harris County Sheriff.
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Harris County Sheriff.

By Bob D’Angelo, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

HOUSTON  —

A Texas couple who discovered a newborn baby last Thursday was honored by the Harris County Sheriff's Office, KTRK reported.

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Albert Peterson and his wife, Sherry Ann, were awarded the "Civilian Lifesaving Award."
Albert Peterson said he was headed to work when he heard faint noises from a flowerbed in his apartment complex. He saw the baby girl with her umbilical cord still attached and ants crawling on her skin.

Peterson and his wife called for help.

The baby is recovering well, KTRK reported.


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