Deputy saves baby from choking, becomes her godfather

MERIWETHER COUNTY, GA (WCMH) – A Georgia Sheriff’s lieutenant is now the godfather of a little girl he saved from choking more than two weeks ago.

In September, Lt. Kenneth Knox was sent to a home after a report of a two-month-old girl choking. The girl’s parents attempted CPR, without any success.

When Lt. Knox arrived, he said the girl was not breathing.

Then, he said, “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 starting crying which was music to my ears.”

Knox called the rescue his ‘greatest and most profound accomplishment’ in 25 years as a cop.

Last week, Knox announced that he was asked to be the little girl’s godfather.

I am so overwhelmed at the public outpouring and support. Ma’Yavi Parham is now my God daughter which blesses me as a person and a man. i am the one who was blessed with her being brought into my life. she is a beautiful child and to know I will see her grow into a beautiful woman who can be what ever she wants. the likes, the shares , and the comments have humbled me beyond words. I have been contacted by people from many many different countries who have been so loving and caring to a point that I now this is how God created us to be….. thank you from the bottom of my heart to EVERY person who has shared and posted comments and messaged me. I will always keep each of you informed of her life. and 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…. she has my heart and love and I will always watch over her.. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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