Tenn. boy, 6, recognized for calling 911 during mom's medical emergency

Maverick Cochran gave first responders the necessary information and even helped them care for his younger siblings

By Laura French

PORTLAND, Tenn. — A Tennessee boy was recognized by first responders for calling 911 after his mother suffered a medical emergency last month. 

After his mother became unresponsive, Maverick Cochran, 6, relayed the necessary information to first responders, including that his mother is a Type 1 diabetic, according to the Lebanon Democrat.

Beth Cochran, Maverick's mother, said her son even showed first responders how to fix a bottle for one of his younger siblings. She said Maverick often helps her when her blood sugar is low by bringing her something to eat or drink, and that she has always taught him to call 911 in an emergency. 

Portland, Tennessee, police gave Maverick a goody bag and a tour of their patrol car in recognition of his quick thinking.

The family is currently raising money for a diabetic alert dog. 


This is Maverick. He is six years old, and deserves some recognition. Earlier this month, our officers responded to a...

Posted by Portland TN Police Department on Wednesday, July 22, 2020


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