NEW YORK CITY, NY – Two officers from the NYPD are being credited with helping deliver a baby boy after having been the first to respond to a residence where a 32-year-old woman was going into labor.
Needless to say, the officers were not expecting how quickly that baby boy was intent upon entering this world.
NYers are always in a hurry — & this little guy was no exception.
Congratulations 🎉 pic.twitter.com/AfK5LxJXzS
— Commissioner Shea (@NYPDShea) March 19, 2021
On March 19th, two NYPD officers were the first to respond to an apartment in Brooklyn regarding a woman, 32-year-old Felicia McKoy, going into labor.
The two officers in question, Officers Marvin Cox and Christopher Mattar, received the call at approximately 8:56 a.m. and arrived on scene just 16 minutes later.
The officers were reportedly taking directions from an FDNY dispatcher upon arrival, because apparently that baby was intent on making his way into the world – and fast.
Officer Mattar noted that as soon as he and Officer Cox arrived at the apartment, the mother was actively giving birth:
“Over the air, at 9:12, I actually said, ‘It’s the baby! The baby is out! Awake, breathing. We are good to go.’”
Officer Cox also commented on what he and Officer Mattar walked into that morning, realizing that they were going to be delivering the baby right then and there:
“I was like, ‘OK, we are halfway there. We just have to get out the rest. It was like ‘Oh, wow, this is really happening.’”
Even though McKoy was slated to have her child at Maimonides Medical Center, clearly the circumstances at the time courted an immediate change of plans.
“Over the air… I actually said, ‘It’s the baby! The baby is out!’”
A Brooklyn mother welcomed her newborn son inside their apartment with a hand — four, actually — from two NYPD officers, with all involved left a bit stunned by the unexpected arrival.https://t.co/RPITlsiZI2
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) March 20, 2021
With the help of the officers on site, Mckoy gave birth to Kanan, a healthy baby boy weighing in at 7 pounds, 12½ ounces. McKoy says that she now has an amazing story to share with her son when he gets older:
“I was just amazed. I was just in disbelief. Amazed. Like, this really happened. I have a great story to tell him now.”
Looking back on the situation, Officer Cox is also still in a state of disbelief similar to that of McKoy. He said that he figured these types of situations only happen on TV:
“I thought that was TV stuff. I did not believe that was real…It was just a surreal feeling.”
After the successful delivery, both little Kanan and his mother were transported to Coney Island Hospital where they remained until March 20th.
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Back in February, we at Law Enforcement Today shared a similar story regarding a Chicago Police officer accidentally happening upon a woman in labor on the side of the road near the Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.
Here’s that previous report.
CHICAGO, IL – A Chicago Police officer on February 14th had pulled over near the Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport during the early morning hours to assist with a possible stranded motorist.
But instead of a stranded driver, the officer happened upon a woman in labor – and helped deliver the baby.
— Better Brands Inc. (@inc_brands) February 15, 2021
In what CNN referred to as a “Valentine’s Day miracle,” the Chicago Police Department shared the heartwarming story of one officer’s unexpected stumbling upon of someone expecting – and actively in labor, to be precise.
The vehicle in question was said to have been happened upon near Bessie Coleman Drive and Balmoral Avenue just after 7:15 a.m. on February 14th.
The unidentified officer had initially called the Chicago Fire Department for assistance, but there apparently wasn’t any time to wait for assistance as the woman was actively crowning.
In a statement delivered by the Chicago Police Department, the following was noted:
“The officer was at the right place at the right time and was able to deliver a healthy baby boy.”
Both the mother and the child were subsequently transferred to a nearby hospital and are reportedly, “doing great,” according to CPD officials.
Apparently, the officer, according to the statement provided by the CPD, is trying to avoid the limelight and instead wants the attention focused on the new mother and her child:
“While we would like to highlight this 25-year veteran officer and his remarkable work, he would prefer the spotlight be focused on mother and son. Congratulations to the new mother and Happy Birthday to the newborn baby boy.”
A CPD officer assigned to mobile patrol at @fly2ohare stopped to assist what he thought was a stranded motorist; the next thing he knew, he was helping deliver a baby. Talk about the right place at the right time.
Congratulations to mom & Happy Birthday to the newborn baby boy. pic.twitter.com/arLCT7foJs
— Chicago Police Superintendent David O. Brown (@ChiefDavidBrown) February 14, 2021
CPD Superintendent David Brown took to Twitter to share the good news, writing the following:
“A CPD officer assigned to mobile patrol at [Chicago O’Hare International] stopped to assist what he thought was a stranded motorist; the next thing he knew, he was helping deliver a baby. Talk about the right place at the right time. Congratulations to mom & Happy Birthday to the newborn baby boy.”
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