Dramatic dash-cam video captures Texas police officer saving boy's life

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A police officer in Texas is being hailed as a hero after he administered CPR to save a 3-year-old boy in a dramatic moment caught on dash-cam video. (Granbury police)

A police officer in Texas is being hailed as a hero after he administered CPR to save a 3-year-old boy in a dramatic moment caught on dash-cam video.

Last Wednesday, police in Granbury were called to a Kentucky Fried Chicken for a little boy who was unresponsive and not breathing.

Officer Chase Miller took the child from the mother, 21-year-old Bethany Hoover, and began CPR. He then directed the father, 21-year-old John Geis, to continue chest compressions while he retrieved a breathing mask.

After two minutes, Miller was able to revive the little Brayden Geis.

Hoover told ABC News that Brayden had suffered a febrile seizure due to a cold he'd come down with.

Hoover said at first, Brayden was playing but then started crying. She said she gave him ibuprofen, but when she noticed how hot he was, she took him outside.

The boy's head was resting on her shoulder, Hoover said, and then she felt his arm go limp.

"[I] leaned him forward and he was having a seizure," she said. "John called 911."

After Miller revived Brayden, the boy was treated by the Granbury Volunteer Fire Department and then taken to Lake Granbury Medical Center.

Hoover told ABC News that by the next day, Brayden was acting like nothing had happened though the fever still lingered.

At a City Council meeting Tuesday night, Miller was awarded the Life Saving Award for saving Brayden's life.

Miller also got to meet Brayden and his parents. The officer gave Brayden several gifts, including a toy police dog named Chase from the children's show "Paw Patrol."

"Officer Miller's exceptional performance reflect great credit upon himself, the Granbury Police Department and the city of Granbury," police said.

Hoover said she and her husband told Miller that they'd give him their world for saving Brayden.

"Our son is the world to us," she said today. "That's our world. That's our life."

ABC News contributed to this report.
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