Peoria officer receives award for saving a baby’s life

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The Peoria Public School District recognizes one of it’s resource officers for going above and beyond.  

Every day these officers are put into situations where they need to make split second decisions, but it’s not every day that they have to do that on vacation.

Officer Johnson was on vacation in Missouri when a man approached his car asking if he knew CPR.  
Johnson of course did, and rushed to the scene where he found a 13 month-old having compulsions.
Johnson says this isn’t something to brag about, but he just thanks God that he was there and able to save a life.

“It’s a good feeling,” says Johnson, “It’s not a conversation piece where you go up to someone and say ‘hey you know I saved a life.’  It wasn’t for the fame of the glory, it’s something our department does on a daily basis.”
“From our department we honor you with our life saving bar to commemorate this extraordinary event.”

Tonight Officer Johnson showed a tremendous amount of humility receiving the remarkable Spirit Award from the school district.
He says he is just happy to be able to save a life

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