Police came to the rescue of a desperate couple who were rushing to the hospital to deliver their baby on the morning of Sept. 27 in Stockton, California.
When they saw a police car nearby, the father-to-be stopped and asked the cops to help them as they realized the baby was coming any moment and true enough in four minutes after that, the baby was born.
In a post shared by The Stockton Police Department of the incident, it said, “This morning, at 7:46, am, a Stockton PD Officer was flagged down by the father at Washington St / El Dorado St,” the post stated. “He pulled up next to the officer and advised his wife, who was in the front passenger seat, was having a baby and needed him to take them to the hospital.
“The officer directed him to pull into the Police Department’s front lot. The officer called dispatched and aired for a Code3 ambulance for a woman in active labor. The officer tried to keep mom and dad calm and advised them the ambulance was on the way, at which time the mother’s water broke and the baby started to arrive.”
Two officers with medic experience also showed up, and little Semaj came out safe and sound in the world. “The baby, Semaj, was born in the front lot of the Police Department at 7:50 am,” the police department wrote. The photo shared by the police department shows mother and baby in a hospital bed, an officer kneeling on either side. Both mother and baby are reportedly doing well, despite the surprise delivery.
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Even though there is so much hostility towards the police in our country today, this is another example of how much we need the police and how essential they are to our communities. A NICU nurse wrote on social media about how vital a role the officers played in the delivery of the baby, “Our officers are the best thank you, as a NICU nurse I know how lucky baby was to have you there at the right place at the right time,” Irma Marquez wrote. “Thank you to all of you for all service provide.”
A woman who identified herself as the mother, going by the name Sharda D’Naye on Facebook, also commented. “Thank you all for being there!” she wrote. On her own page, she shared the same image the police department posted, along with the caption: “Getting in my car will always bring me back to this day!”