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West Valley officer helps deliver baby girl in middle of street

Posted at 4:20 PM, Feb 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-11 20:02:34-05

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — A West Valley City officer is being praised for his help in delivering a baby in the middle of a street on Tuesday.

"Officer Dean was driving along 3100 South when the car in front of him stopped suddenly. The driver jumped out and waved the officer down. The man’s pregnant wife was in labor and the baby wasn’t going to wait to be born in a hospital," a Facebook post from the West Valley City Police Department said.

The officer quickly put on a pair of gloves and "caught this brand new baby girl as she made her entrance into the world" in the middle of 3100 S, according to police.

West Valley City Fire officials also responded to the scene, and they took the newborn and her mother to the hospital.

"Officer Dean, a four year veteran of the WVCPD says even though he has kids of his own, this was a first! He usually leaves the catching of babies up to the doctors. Great job today to Officer Dean for his quick actions to help this family," the post said.