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Three-week-old baby boy Grady began choking on his medicine in Arkansas and soon started turning purple last Saturday (29 May), prompting parents Joe and Katelin to make a 911 call.
Rookie Pottsville cop Cody Hubbard rushed to the scene and he called on experiences with his own daughter to take decisive action, turning Grady over and patting him on the back until he coughed up the medicine and began crying - much to the relief of the onlooking family.
The 23-year-old said he prayed all the way to the call out, because 'when a family is depending on you like that, the pressure hits'.
With his prayers seemingly answered, Officer Hubbard said he returned to his car and turned his camera off.
"I started kind of just bawling," he told KARK 4 News.
"It felt good to see how that turned out. Mentally I just broke down. I was crying, but it was happy tears."
Joe and Katelin said they would forever be grateful to Officer Hubbard, who will soon be given a lifesaving award.
Paying tribute to him in a Facebook post, Pottsville Arkansas Police Department said: "As an officer you never know what is ahead of you for the day, it can go from 0 to 100 in the blink of an eye.
"Last Saturday Officer Hubbard went above and beyond to save a little life, thank you Officer Hubbard for your quick response. This is what we are all about!"
In August, another cop in the US was hailed a hero after she put her life on the line to save a man in a wheelchair from being hit by a train.
Heart-stopping footage showed the moment Officer Erica Urrea from the Lodi Police Department of Sacramento in California managed to pull the man from his wheelchair just seconds before it was hit by a train.
Officer Urrea was out driving near to some railway tracks when she saw the man in the wheelchair, who appeared to be stuck on the crossing.
She rushed to him and just moments before an incoming train smashed into them, she was able to pull the man from the chair.
While Officer Urrea fell completely clear of the tracks, the 66-year-old man's legs were struck by the train and he was treated for his injuries in hospital.
Lodi Police Department said: "Officer Urrea risked her own life to save another and her actions prevented a tragedy today.
"We are extremely proud of Officer Erika Urrea and her heroism."
Featured Image Credit: Pottsville Arkansas Police Department
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