Off-duty CMPD officer saves young boy's life

A police officer is being praised for his quick action after saving the life of a 6-year-old boy.

Airport Law Enforcement Division Officer Brad Gunner was off-duty with his family at a restaurant when he saw a young boy choking on his food, according to a post on Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Facebook page.

"Gunner raced over to the child and performed the Heimlich maneuver, saving the 6-year-old boy's life," the post read.

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CMPD went on to say that this was not the first time Gunner had attempted to save a life during his 14 year career.

Officer Gunner has been named the CMPD Officer of the Month for July.