ROANOKE, Va. – What started off as a traffic stop, ended with Roanoke Fire-EMS being called to help deliver a baby.
An officer with the Roanoke Police Department initially pulled the car over for speeding; however, little did that officer know was that the couple had been on their way to the hospital to have a baby.
Once the driver of the car told the officer that his wife was in labor, the officer called Roanoke Fire-EMS to help save the day.
The Roanoke first responders arrived soon after, loaded the couple onto the ambulance and then began heading toward the hospital.
Police even shut down all the nearby streets to help them make it to the hospital in time.
But on the way there the soon-to-be mother’s water broke, with the baby seconds away from making a grand entrance.
One of the paramedics had the honor of catching the healthy baby girl and was happy to take part in the sentimental moment.
The police officer and crews with Roanoke Fire-EMS said they were honored to be a part of such a special call.