ATLANTA - A Hapeville police office is being called a hero for saving a 1-year-old's life. Officer Travis Hammock responded to a call about a baby choking last week.
"Officer Hammock took action without even thinking," said Sgt. James Carroll.
Friday, for the first time since those scary moments, Officer Hammock and 1-year-old Sincere Cook were reunited.
"When I pulled into the lobby, the aunt came running out. She had the baby in her arms. The baby seemed lifeless," said Officer Travis Hammock.
Hammock responded to the call last week at the Hilton Hotel near the airport.
"When I pulled into the lobby, the aunt came running out. She had the baby in her arms. The baby seemed lifeless," said Hammock.
That's when Hammock began performing CPR.
"I immediately took the baby, she said that he was choking on some rice, and I took him and began the back strikes," said Hammock.
Sincere's aunt, Marquita Cook, tried to help before officers got on the scene.
"I'm trained in CPR, but I did everything that I'm trained to do, and he kept stop breathing," said Cook.
Sincere just lost his mom earlier this month, so the family was at the Hilton Hotel taking some time away before the funeral.
"We just started working our way down to the lobby. We got to the lobby, he continued to choke, and I don't know how they there that quick," said Cook.
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The quick response and quick thinking are likely what saved Sincere's life.
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