GALENA, Kan. (KAKE) - A southeast Kansas police officer has been honored for his heroic efforts to save a young girl last week. 

KODE reports Galena Police Officer Jakob Christiansen responded Friday to the report of a medical emergency at Schermerhorn Park just south of town. He arrived to find a young girl who was having trouble breathing. 

Christiansen said the girl then passes out and stopped breathing, so he went into action. 

"I just started CPR. Her dad helped me out because mouth-to-mouth resuscitation generally, especially with kids, it’s preferred that family does it," Christiansen told the ABC affiliate in Joplin. "So, I did about 30 compressions and he would do the mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. I did a few more and she took a deep breath. I had her in the recovery position and then she went unconscious again. So, we did it again, rolled her over back on to her back — did compressions — he did mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, and then finally, she started breathing again, and we put her back on her side. That’s about when EMS and the fire department showed up, and other units as well."

The Galena City Council honored Officer Christiansen at Monday's meeting. He's been with the Galena Police Department for about a year.