Police officer saved choking baby and gets a plea from parents to become her godfather

Jul 25, 2018
03:34 A.M.
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Patrol Officer Kenneth Knox saved the life of a 2-month-old girl, Ma’Yavi, after responding to a ‘child chocking’ call.


According to FOX 4, the police officer from Greenville, Georgia formed an emotional bond with the baby after saving her from getting choked. The parents now want the officer to be the girl’s godfather.

The mother of the young babe later told the online source that she fed the baby an hour before her choking.

"We were sitting outside, in my car, and all of a sudden she started gasping for air and white stuff was coming out of her nose and mouth."

When the baby’s father noticed it he jumped to Ma’Yavi’s rescue, but since both of them had no idea as to what to do, they called 911.


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When Knox responded to the call, Ma’Yavi was already turning blue. So the officer laid her on the couch and he did a CPR on her. He then sucked the cereal out of her throat.

The infant then started to breathe again. She even looked at the officer and smiled before beginning to cry. Knox described the baby’s cry at that moment as ‘music to his ears,’ according to his Facebook post.


‘Out of my 25 years being a cop, this is my greatest and most profound accomplishment," he further wrote in his social media post. ‘It made every second of those 25 years worth it all. I am forever humbled and changed by this.’

A week after the heroic rescue, Parham requested Knox to be the infant’s Godfather. The officer accepted without any hesitation, claiming that he was honored to take on the role.

Parham expressed that she believed that Officer Knox would be a great Godfather for her daughter as he is a “great person” and her baby would “love him.”