FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Contact: Jessica Wallin, CMPD Public Affairs
On Friday, August 22, 2014, Lt. Nathan King of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s South Division was presented with the “CPI Security Community Hero Award” during a pregame ceremony at the Charlotte Knights Stadium. Lt. King was presented the award for saving the life of six month old child on March 6, 2014. Lt. On that day Lt. King was providing uniformed backup for an undercover heroin investigation in the South Division when he saw a vehicle approaching the scene at high speed. The vehicle stopped abruptly and a woman emerged holding the lifeless body of her six-month-old daughter. The woman pleaded with Lt. King to escort her to the hospital but he quickly assessed the situation and determined that the child’s airway was blocked and that immediate action was needed. Taking the child from the mother, Lt. King began administering CPR and was able to dislodge the obstruction from the child’s throat. The little girl was breathing on her own by the time Medic arrived on the scene. Medic and the child’s parents credit Lt. King with saving the life of the child.