• Emily Harrell

Police Officer Saves Baby's Life


Greenville, Georgia, police officer Kenneth Knox didn't know that the child he saved from dying would end up being his goddaughter.

Knox answered an emergency call for a little girl only two months old choking on baby food. He arrived seconds before baby Ma'Yavi Parham was on the brink of death. He immediately performed reversed CPR. Knox told CNN affiliate WDIV that "I've been trained in CPR but I thought that would push the cereal further down so I just sucked it out, it took a couple tries." A few moments later Ma'Yavi started breathing regularly.

Knox wrote a Facebook post saying, "She smiled at me for a second and then started crying which was music to my ears. Out of my 25 years being a cop this is my greatest and most profound accomplishment and it made every second of those 25 years worth it all."

About one week later Ma'Yavi's parents asked if Knox would be her godfather. He took up the offer immediately. He also said that having her in his life was a "honor, privilege and pleasure."

All information from www.cnn.com

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