Florida boy, 5, honored by deputies for saving mom's life

Credit: Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

Credit: Jacksonville Sheriff's Office

5-year-old Florida boy was honored as a hero by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office for his efforts in saving his mother's life.

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Officers said Saman, of Jacksonville, and his mother were walking to his school when the boy's father approached them and shot his mother in the chest.

Deputies said Saman immediately sprang into action and ran to a nearby home and asked for someone to call police.

The boy’s quick actions helped save his mother’s life, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

As a reward, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office swore Saman in as a junior officer in a ceremony Thursday morning.

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