CAUGHT ON CAM: Body cam video shows California officer save choking baby

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CULVER CITY, Calif. (CBS NEWSPATH) – A California police officer is being hailed as a hero, for quick action which save the life of a baby was choking.

Culver City police officer Brian Cappell was honored on Monday for saving a choking baby, an incident which was
caught by body camera.

A local mom is thankful after a local police office saved her daughter’s life.

Police officer Brian Cappell was honored on Monday for saving a choking baby, an incident which was
caught by body camera.

The mother of the nine-month old baby says her daughter wouldn’t be alive today if it wasn’t quick thinking of Cappell.

On March 22, Cappell who was on duty, was one street away when the baby’s sister, Aria flagged him down telling the officer his sister was choking on a snack.

The video captures Cappell running towards to Aria.

When Cappell arrives, the baby’s mom is holding 9-month-old Harley who wasn’t crying and had blood in her mouth.

“It always makes you nervous, but it’s one of those things but your training just kicks in,” said Cappell with Culver City Police Department.

Capell filpped the baby over and started striking her on the back. 

Once the officer heard the baby cry, he had a sigh of relief.

Janet Lockridge, Baby’s Mother said, “As soon as we heard that cry it was like an angel. It was like God sent his angel through him.”

Shortly after, paramedics arrived and took over.

Harley’s mom says words cannot express how thankful she is to Officer Cappell for saving her daughter’s life.

The next day both saw each other again.

Lockridge says she asked Cappell could she hug him.  The officer replied asking if he could hold the baby.

Mom and the officer reunited again on Monday night. 

Culver City Council recognized the officer for his heroic actions.

Cappell says he’s been here for 19 years and never experienced something like this before.

When asked how does he feel, the officer replied, “It feels good, it feels good.”

The baby’s mom said how grateful she was and how the baby would not be here if it wasn’t for him.

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