-- An Atascadero police officer goes above and beyond the call of duty after
hearing the screams of a woman going into labor in the police station parking
But when a woman and
her husband, en route to the hospital and going into labor couldn't make it,
Officer Luca Benedetti answered the call.
"It's not something we train for on a daily basis
as far as delivering babies but he knew what to do and he did the right
thing,"' says Atascadero Police Public
Information Officer Gregg Meyer."And it worked out great."
awesome," says Atascadero student Alyssa Nixon. "I mean that's pretty crazy that
he was able to do that and not freak out!"
Benedetti ran out to
the parking lot and started helping Orah Devrode and her husband Chris, move to
the back seat of their car to delivery the baby.
Not only did Officer
Benedetti not only help deliver the baby in this very parking lot, he also
noticed it's umbilical cord was wrapped around it's body. He unraveled the cord
and baby girl started crying.
"Which obviously is a
good sign," says Meyer. "He handed the baby to the mother and just around that
time, other officers from our department as well as fire department personnel
arrived on scene to assist."
The mom and baby were
transferred to Twin Cities Hospital. SOT
"Not every officer
would be calm and cool and keep it together," says Meyer. "He's exemplary of what
we expect of our officers."
The baby girl was healthy at 8 pounds and 6 ounces.
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