A Texas police officer is being called a hero after he used CPR to save the life of a three-year-old boy who had become unresponsive in a KFC parking lot last week.
And footage captured by the officer’s dashboard camera shows his desperate fight to save the boy’s life as his parents looked on.
Officer Chase Miller with the Granbury, Texas police department overheard his 911 dispatcher send paramedics to a local KFC location around 7 P.M on October 12. Since he was already nearby, Miller decided to respond to the call as well.
When he arrived, Miller discovered three-year-old Brayden Geis, being held in the arms of his hysterical mother Bethany. The boy had become unresponsive and was not breathing after having a seizure.
What followed was a tense race against time, as Officer Miller immediately began chest compressions. He then instructed Brayden’s father John on how to do the compressions, while Miller himself grabbed a CPR mask and began direct mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
After two minutes of CPR, the boy took a breath.
“I was very thankful very relieved that he started breathing,” Officer Miller said. “He started coughing, he started crying.”