SANTA FE, N.M. (KRQE) – A Santa Fe Police Officer was 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.

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.