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Chattanooga Police officer honored as hero by Bristol Motor Speedway

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A Chattanooga Police Officer was honored today by Bristol Motor Speedway as a part of their "Neighborhood Heroes" program.

Officer Joseph Coleman was honored for his response to a 4-month-old who had stopped breathing.

Officer Coleman was able to get the baby breathing again before EMS arrived.

"A lot of fans and kids look up to us as heroes when we're in our fire suits at the race track well we look up to the first responders and the men and women who serve our country and protect our country for us to be able to go and do what we love to do," said NASCAR driver John Hunter Nemechek.

The "Neighborhood Heroes" program recognizes first responders who go above and beyond the call of duty for their communities.

"We're extremely thankful to just for not only the recognition that Officer Coleman is recieving for his actions on that day, but also I believe it's reflective of the actions of first responders throughout our community, state, and country," said Chattanooga Police Chief David Roddy.

Officer Coleman will be officially honored at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 17th at the Bass Pro Shop's NRA Night Race.

You can watch our previous report on Officer Coleman below.

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