As we all know, babies come when they're ready. And this baby was ready, whether Mom and Dad were ready for them or not! In Florida, a deputy officer successfully delivered a healthy baby in the wee hours of Tuesday morning—and the entire thing was captured on his body camera, from start to finish.
A 911 call was dispatched into the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 5:30 a.m. from a man in a 7-Eleven in the Tampa area. He said his wife was in active labor, and he was pretty sure they weren't going to make it to the hospital in time for her to deliver the baby there.
So she delivered the baby at 7-Eleven. Because, like we said, babies come when they come—and we're just along for the ride. Including this one, because we can watch the entire delivery on YouTube. And honestly, it's pretty darn amazing.
HCSO DEPUTY DELIVERS BABY
After the father called 911, deputies arrived on the scene within minutes. Deputy Jordan Ream is the officer who safely delivered the couple's healthy baby boy, and Mom and baby were immediately transferred to the hospital. According to a press release from the sheriff's office, both of them are happy and healthy and doing great.
"Without hesitation, Deputy Ream jumped into action to assist this mother in labor," said Sheriff Chad Chronister. "While a car is hardly a place anyone would want to give birth in, Deputy Ream repeatedly reassured the new mom that she was in good hands. Immediately, his training kicked in and he was able to deliver the healthy baby while keeping mom safe too. I wish Mom, Dad, and their new baby boy all the happiness. Congratulations!"
Congratulations indeed! If nothing else, that baby should qualify for free Slurpees for the rest of his life. Cheers!