Sheriff's Deputy honored for saving choking baby

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A sheriff’s deputy was honored for his heroic actions that saved a baby.

Deputy Tony Uredi was working on a routine car stop when a woman ran out of her home looking for help. She was holding a choking infant who had gone limp.

The deputy saved the baby Andre by sweeping its throat with his fingers.

On Monday, the family joined officials to give Uredi a lifesaving award.

“Luckily Uredi was there, Deputy Uredi was there for us to save him and to call 911 for us at the time because I sure panicked. I couldn’t even get my phone out to dial 911,” Andre’s father Andre Coronado said.

Andre is now 14 months old and healthy.

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