04/11/2014

Hawaii cop helps wife deliver their baby in squad car

Officer Mario Ochoa, who is assigned to the Kona Patrol, was driving his wife Ryan to the hospital when she said the baby was coming

By Lynn Kawano 
WLOX 13

HONOLULU — A Hawaii County police officer responded to his own emergency Tuesday morning.  He delivered his baby girl on the side of a highway.

Officer Mario Ochoa, who is assigned to the Kona Patrol, was driving his wife Ryan to the hospital when she said the baby was coming.

Officer Ochoa pulled over along Highway 190 in Waimea. Their little girl was born in just minutes, on the passenger seat of his squad car.   Officer Ochoa cleaned the baby's face, placed her in her mother's arms, and covered them with a blanket.  They all waited for the ambulance.

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