Cops Stop Speeder, Deliver Baby

Girl was 'determined to beat medics to the scene'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 18, 2015 3:54 AM CDT

Seattle police officers who pulled a vehicle over for speeding and running a red light ended up delivering a bundle of joy instead of a handful of tickets. Officer Anthony Reynolds pulled the vehicle over at around 3:45am Sunday and called for an ambulance when the driver shouted that his wife was in labor, according to the police department. The couple's baby, however, "was determined to beat medics to the scene," police say, and the woman gave birth to a baby girl as three more officers arrived.

"After first giving a full-throated cry," police say, the girl "began struggling to breathe," but "with the help of the child's mother, Officer Reynolds cleared the baby's airway and got her breathing again." The couple, who wrote a note thanking the officers for helping deliver "a precious gift," named the girl Hadaya, which is Arabic for "gift," reports KOMO News. (These Canadian cops said they had to go by instinct when they delivered a baby Christmas morning.)

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