Officer Honored for Saving Life of Boy, 3, Who Was Having a Seizure: 'I'm Just Doing My Job'
A Texas police officer was recognized by his city on Tuesday night after reviving a 3-year-old boy suffering from a seizure, a heroic act that was captured on a dramatic dashcam video.
Last week, Officer Chase Miller of the Granbury Police Department responded to a 911 call about a boy who had fallen unconscious after a seizure.
His mom, Bethany Hoover, 21, works as a general manager of a Kentucky Fried Chicken. She had asked her husband John Geis, 21, to help out around the store that day.
The couple had brought their 3-year-old son, Brayden to the KFC as they waited for Hoover's mom to pick him up when suddenly, Brayden started crying.
Moments later, Miller said Brayden became hot, and went limp.
"The mother described to me he had a 106 degree fever," Miller told InsideEdition.com. "His fever rose too quickly and it became a seizure. He wasn't breathing, so his mouth went cold."
Frantic, Hoover brought the boy outside to cool down as Geis called 911.
Miller, who was only about 100 feet away from the scene at the time, promptly responded.
"His mom was definitely freaking out. His dad was just in shock, kind of in disbelief of what was going on," Miller said. "[Bethany] is CPR certified, but when it was her own kid, she just froze and locked up."
Pulling up to the scene, Miller can be seen in his dashcam immediately jumping out of his car, and administering CPR on the boy, who Miller said had an elevated pulse at the time. He then asked Geis to continue chest compressions as he returned to his car to retrieve a CPR mask.
Despite the hectic scene, the officer said his instincts kicked in, and he was able to remain calm and handle the scenario according to his training.
Eventually, Miller said the boy began coughing, throwing up, and crying: "When he's crying, the airway is free so he's actually breathing. I knew at that point he was in the clear."
While Miller told InsideEdition.com, "We'd rather do our job and not get recognition for it, and go home," the officer was honored for his act of heroism at a City Council meeting Tuesday night.
Among the thankful eyes of Brayden and his parents, Miller was presented the Life Saving Award.
As for 3-year-old Brayden, Miller said: "From my understanding, he's perfectly fine. He's running around, laughing, playing. He seemed to be quite the fireball."