LAPD sergeant speaks about saving choking child in intense moments caught on bodycam video

ECHO PARK, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The Los Angeles police sergeant who saved a young child from choking is speaking out about those emotionally charged moments.

Body camera video recorded last week shows a man clutching an unconscious child and running up to the LAPD patrol car in Echo Park.

"Please officer! Please! I don't know what's wrong!" the man cries out.

That sergeant immediately began trying to clear the little girl's airway while calling for an ambulance. Moments later, she started breathing again.

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A Los Angeles police sergeant is being hailed a hero after harrowing bodycam footage video captured the moment he saved a baby who was choking and not breathing.

The sergeant who performed the rescue says he understood the parent's panic as he is a father himself.

"I spoke to the dad and he was grateful...We shared a hug because I think it was a sigh of relief between both of us as fathers," said Sgt. Bumjin Kim.

He added he's grateful for the chance to make a difference in the family's life. He plans to meet with them again under better circumstances so he can give the little girl a teddy bear with a police vest.

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