Granbury officer saves life of 3-year-old boy in KFC parking lot

A Granbury police officer performed CPR on a 3-year-old last week, saving the young boy’s life in the parking lot of a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant.

The boy’s father had called 911 about 7 p.m. on Oct. 12 to report that his son, Brayden, was not breathing.

Dispatch worked to send paramedics to the KFC in the 2200 block of U.S. 377. Nearby, patrol officer Chase Miller heard the call and went to the scene on his own.

Miller’s dashcam video, posted to YouTube by the city of Granbury on Wednesday, showed what happened next:

Miller pulled into the KFC and parked near the back of the building. Brayden’s sobbing mother carried the boy to Miller, and Miller placed him on the ground.

Miller began CPR, and then instructed Brayden’s father how to do it, so he could step away grab a CPR mask. Miller returned and continued pumping.

After about two minutes, Brayden started breathing.

The boy was later taken to a hospital, where he recovered. Granbury police could not disclose why the boy stopped breathing but said he’s been doing fine.

On Tuesday, Granbury Mayor Nin Hulett honored Miller with a life-saving award.

The bond between the officer and Brayden is strong for another reason, too: Brayden’s favorite character on the cartoon show Paw Patrol is a K-9 officer named Chase.