March 24th was a day Parlier police officer Omar Hernandez will never forget.
"Dispatched notified me about an infant that was having trouble breathing when I got there I found the child laying on his back," said Officer Hernandez.
The call came in around 11:30 that night from a residence located on the 8500 block of Whitner avenue.
Officer Hernandez arrived first and he knew time was working against him.
"At that point, my training kicked in and I began to do CPR on the child."
After a few minutes of cardiac resuscitation the one-month-old baby, Edward Garza started breathing again.
Magaly Garza, Edwards mother says she will forever be in debt with the officer.
"He's an angel I'm so thankful that he saved my son's life and then he keeps on calling to see how's my baby doing," said Garza.
In April Officer Hernandez was recognized by his department with the officer of the year award.
A distinction that the central valley native says was an an honor to receive.
"Its definitely a blessing and I feel this is something I was called to just saving that child that night in a man of faith so I truly believe God worked through me and it was god who saved the baby," concluded Hernandez.