Corporal Breanna Herrera was honored with a Certificate of Recognition for rescuing two young children locked inside a hot car. Image courtesy of Redlands PD / Facebook.

Corporal Breanna Herrera was honored with a Certificate of Recognition for rescuing two young children locked inside a hot car. Image courtesy of Redlands PD / Facebook.

The Redlands (CA) Police Department recently awarded an officer with a Certificate of Recognition for her actions in rescuing two young children — a three-week-old infant and a 2-year-old boy — locked inside a car where the temperature had climbed to 138 degrees.

Responding to several 911 calls about the children in the car, Corporal Breanna Herrera spoke with the children's mother, a 26-year-old Loma Linda woman.

The woman said she had locked the keys in the car and that someone was on the way with a spare key. She said the children were only locked inside for a few minutes, but Corporal Herrera observed that the children were not moving.

Herrera broke a window and entered the vehicle. She found the 2-year-old boy seemed lethargic and in distress, while the infant was not moving.

The mother of the children was arrested for child endangerment, according to ABC7.

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