Being a rookie at anything is never easy, especially when your job involves saving lives and protecting the public. It’s all about learning through experiences, and for this police officer that learning came in the form of saving a choking newborn.
He’s a real-life hero to this little boy and his parents!
When this 3-week-old little boy choked on his anti-gas medicine, the rookie cop jumped into action and saved the day
A choking baby is every parent’s worst nightmare, but for this family in Arkansas, it became a reality when 3-week-old Grady Chronister began choking on the medicine they had just given him.
“We were trying to give Grady his medicine, and he was taking them just fine. Right towards the end, he started choking.” Explained the boy’s father, Joe Chronister.
Baby Grady turned purple, so his parents immediately called 911. Officer Cody Hubbard, 23, arrived on the scene and his training kicked it
Officer Hubbard is a rookie for Pottsville Police Department, but that didn’t stop him from quickly doing what he was trained to do with hopes of saving the little boy.
He immediately took the little boy from his parents and started firmly patting on baby Grady’s back. In an interview with Fox 16 KLRT Officer Hubbard said:
“A normal day turned to a chaotic day in a matter of seconds.”
Grady’s parents watched on in horror, as Officer Hubbard continued to try and help the newborn
Officer Hubbard is a parent himself, so the situation really hit home and he prayed the entire ride over to the Chronisters residence. When asked what he prayed for, the officer said:
“Pretty much for the lord to be on my side on this one.”
After what seemed like several agonizing minutes, the moment they were all hoping for came. Baby Grady began crying, which meant he was breathing again
The panic turned to relief when Baby Grady began breathing again, and the Chronisters knew that Officer Hubbard had just saved their son’s life.
“Got him breathing, and got him crying which was a good thing. You know, he saved my baby’s life,” said Joe Chronister. He went on to say: “Thank you so much for saving Grady’s life. I mean, we’re grateful for it.
Once the ordeal was over, the young police officer got back in his car and turned his camera off as he was overcome with emotion
As a parent, the rookie officer was deeply affected by the terrifying scenario. After saving the day, tears of joy and gratitude flooded his eyes.
“I started kind of just bawling you know because it felt good to see how that turned out. eventually, I just broke down, you know I was crying but it was happy tears,” said Officer Hubbard.
Baby Grady most likely won’t remember the hero cop who saved his life, but his grateful parents will never forget
The rookie officer and first-time parents both know how easily this could have gone the other way, but thanks to the quick actions of the 23-year-old cop and some great training, Baby Grady is doing just fine.
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