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Parents of a two-month-old baby girl are thanking a courageous Georgia officer for saving the life of their child.

The sheriff’s lieutenant, Lt. Kenneth Knox, was dispatched to the home of a choking two-month-old Ma’Yavi. The infant’s parents were unable to perform CPR on the child as she struggled to breathe.

Knox came to the rescue and performed reverse CPR on Ma’Yavi who looked lifeless and blue as she continued to choke on the cereal that was lodged in her throat.

Knox took to his personal Facebook page to thank God for helping him during this crucial moment in his career as an officer.

“The LORD GOD ALMIGHTY touched me and I knew what to do. I did reverse CPR and was able to suck the cereal out of her throat and she began breathing again. She smiled at me for a second and then started crying which was music to my ears.”

The infant’s parents thanked Knox with a personal and touching request. In a week’s time after the incident the hero was asked to be Ma’Yavi’s Godfather.

“I swear I will forever be your guardian and love you with all my heart. I will be there for your first day when you graduate school AND COLLEGE, an even what ever you want my angel,” wrote Knox.

In a separate post, Knox, who plans on running for Meriwether Country Sheriff, thanked the young girls’ parents.

“To Meona and Jonterrious, you are wonderful parents and I say thank you with all of my heart for allowing me to forever be a part of her blessed life.”

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