SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A Santa Fe Police Officer is being recognized for rescuing two children from a hot vehicle in July. Officer Oscar Holguin was sent to a grocery store for a welfare check on two young children locked in a vehicle.

Story continues below

When Holguin arrived, he saw the vehicle had been turned off, widows rolled up, doors locked and the temperature outside above 90 degrees. He was able to break a window and remove the 3-year-old and 3-month-old children. Officials say the parent had been away from the vehicle for at least 20 minutes. The parent was arrested for child abuse.