Calif. officer delivers baby at gas station

A Simi Valley officer and his student ride-along aided a woman in delivering a baby at a gas station


By PoliceOne Staff

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. — A Simi Valley officer and his student ride-along aided a woman in delivering a baby at a gas station on Saturday. 

According to KABC, a dispatcher received a call indicating that a woman had gone into labor while in transit to the hospital, forcing the woman’s family to pull into a gas station. Officer Kyle Crocker and 16-year-old Kyle Hunter were nearby.

“Jokingly I said, ‘I hope we don’t beat fire there,’ ” Crocker said, according to the Ventura County Star.  

Officer Crocker and his ride-along were first on the scene.

While Hunter moved the family into the gas station, Officer Crocker tended to the mother-in-labor, KABC reported

Officer Crocker delivered the baby shortly before paramedics arrived. 

"Fortunately, the baby and mommy are healthy, and that is all I can ask for. I am very relieved," said Crocker.

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