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Oct 7, 2010 6:19 PM by David Ortiviz

5-year old waves down cop to save Grandma

A 5-year old boy in Pueblo is being called a hero. Last week his grandmother had a seizure in the middle of the night. The little boy rushed outside to get help and it just so happens, he found the right person, at the right time.

"I told him, you saved grandma's life," said Elaine Garcia. On September 29, around 1:30 a.m. Garcia had a seizure at her home on Pueblo's southside. Her grandson, Ambrose Gonzales was spending the night and saw his grandma in physical pain. "My grandma was shaking," said Gonzales.

"I told him Ambrose get up, get the phone," said Garcia. However, the keypad on her cell phone was locked, and neither of them could unlock it. "I kind of panicked I guess," said Garcia.

It was dark outside, but desperate for help Garcia told her grandson to run to the neighbor's house. When ambrose got there: "They didn't answer," said Gonzales.

Then by luck or fate perhaps, a Pueblo Police Officer drove by. "There was a cop like right there and I stopped him down," said Gonzales. Gonzales waved down Officer Christopher Flores, who rushed inside the home and called for an ambulance.

Garcia's grateful the officer was there at the right time. As for her little grandson, she says Gonazales is a hero. "He did save my life, you know, and I wanted him to be recognized because little kids like that, if they do something good, they deserve to be recognized for it," said Garcia.

First responders says it's important for small children to know they can go to police for help. They also say children as young as four or five should know their address, and how to dial 9-1-1 in an emergency.

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