Seattle police faced music when a patrolman pulled over a speeding car to realize that a mother in labor was on her way to the hospital and her husband jumped out of the car pleading them to let them go to hospital immediately.
Patrolman Anthony Reynolds, who pulled over the car after seeing it speeding through red signal at about 3:45 p.m. local time on Sunday, told the pleading father that it would be safer to go in an ambulance and requested for medics to rush to the scene.
Soon, he was joined by three other officers but the baby girl was not waiting any more and was born. It turned out to be a maternity ward duty for all the four officers who willingly helped the mother and proud father to have the baby.
“The couple’s baby was determined to beat medics to the scene,” police said, terming it the “miracle of childbirth” that the officers witnessed.
After her first full-throated cry, the newborn started struggling to breathe, and the first patrolman Anthony helped to get the baby airway cleared for breathing. He “cleared the baby’s airway and got her breathing again,” police said in a statement, taking claim for helping the miracle birth.
Medics arrived and transported the mother and child to a nearby hospital in stable condition and they are doing well, according to the family, who took the time to send along a nice note thanking officers. “You have helped deliver a precious gift,” they wrote. “we are so grateful.” The police have also released a video footage of the new father thanking them with a hug.