Who’s the mystery NJ cop who became a hero to a newborn baby?
Who's the mystery cop who's been a hero to one of New Jersey's youngest residents?
According to the Willingboro Police Department, its officers were dispatched to Peachfield Lane for a woman in labor on Jan. 21 — and learned en route she was "actively giving birth."
The officers got there and found two EMT officers along with the Willingboro Emergency Squad, who were, according to police, assisting a woman in "heavy labor." The baby's head was out of the birth canal already.
But one of the officers noticed something was wrong — the umbilical cord was wrapped around the baby's neck, and was preventing the baby from completely delivering, police said.
The officer was able to clamp the cord and cut it, successfully delivering a baby boy.
Police announced the successful delivery this weekend — but didn't mention any of the names of the officers involved. A call to police Saturday morning seeking more information has not yet been returned (that's not unusual; many police departments only have one or two people authorized to speak to media, and shifts vary).
According to police, the baby and mother were transported to Virtua Hospital in Mount Holly and are doing well.
"Hats off to the officers and the Emergency Medical Technicians," police wrote in their announcement.