A Georgia Cop Saved This Baby's Life. Now He's Her Godfather

October 12, 2016

Save a life; become a godfather.

The family of a 2-month-old asked a Georgia county lieutenant to be her godfather a week after he saved her from choking, according to one of Newsy's partner stations. And he's taking on the role of caring for "little miss Parham" with pride.

Lt. Kenneth Knox was called to a home where, according to his Facebook post, tiny Ma'Yavi Parham was "turning blue and fading fast."

Knox said that he was touched by God, when he realized what he needed to do: reverse CPR. He successfully sucked out the piece of cereal lodged in Ma'Yavi's throat.

He wrote on his Facebook that it is an "honor and privilege" to be her godfather and that he will "forever be [her] guardian and love [her] with all [his] heart."

"Out of my 25 years being a cop this is my greatest and most profound accomplishment," Knox wrote. "... Little miss Parham will forever be a part of my life."