CHICAGO (CBS) — A 29-year-old Chicago Police officer has been named the Police Memorial Foundation’s Officer of the Month for saving the life of an eight-month-old boy.

Officer Paul Pulkownik did not pull the infant to safety in the middle of gunfire or from a burning building. Instead, this past Spring, he gave the boy more than one liter of bone marrow from his lower back. The boy has a condition that needed marrow to save his life.

Chicago Police Memorial Foundation executive director Phil Cline said, “Officer Pulkownik is a true hero who volunteered to go under the knife to help a young boy — a sacrifice of giving to others unselfishly.”

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