Officers Help Delivery Woman's Baby Boy on Side of the Road


Two Michigan officers helped safely deliver a baby along a downtown Kalamazoo street on Saturday.

Kalamazoo Public Safety Officers responded to the call of a medical emergency just after midnight and found a woman in the middle of giving birth.

The woman, whom police didn't identify, was on her way to Bronson hospital when her water broke and she began to give birth, police said.

She was in a car and the driver pulled over, knowing they weren't going to make it in time.

Sgt. Kristie Hofer was on the scene when she noticed the baby's head was "crowning" and the woman was about to give birth.

Hofer and another officer then delivered the baby as paramedics arrived at the scene.

Thankfully the baby boy was born perfectly healthy and the family was transported to the hospital.

"[We] extend our best wishes to the family on the birth of a healthy boy," the department said in a press release.


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