A happy ending to a frightening story has left one Georgia sheriff's lieutenant taking on a new role in a young baby girl's life.
"I am so overwhelmed at the public outpouring and support. Ma'Yavi Parham is now my Goddaughter which blesses me as a person and a man," he wrote. "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."
Ma'Yavi came into Lt. Knox's life when he was called on to respond an emergency of a choking child.
"I was dispatched to a residence to a child choking, it was this beautiful little princess," he wrote on Facebook.
The two month old was choking on cereal when the officer came on the scene.
"She was turning blue and fading fast. Mom and dad tried CPR with no luck and when I arrived she was not breathing," he wrote.