Orlando police officers made a special delivery early Wednesday morning. Just after 1:00am, the driver of a car flagged a patrol car for help on South Street. He was trying to get his wife to the hospital, but was lost.
When the officers got out of the car to give directions, they noticed the woman was already in labor. Immediately, the officers knew what they needed to do.
“It was the first time in my 8-year career that I was able to actually take part in a live child birth,” said Officer Nahoum Daniel of the Orlando Police Department.
“It’s not all taking bad guys to jail. Sometimes you get to help people out, as well,” said Officer Richard Patterson of the Orlando Police Department.
The officers said they were a little nervous, but once they heard the baby crying, they knew it was done successfully. They were coached on what to do via their radios until the ambulance arrived and took both mom and baby to the hospital.