- Samantha Raber and Gabrielle Uhrin were almost coming to the end of their shift when a new development took place
- They were called to help deliver a woman whose water had broken on the side of the road
- The two have been awarded by the police department for their humanitarian actions
Two Indiana police officers have been awarded for their humanitarian act of helping a woman deliver by the roadside.
It all started on the afternoon of April 11 when Samantha Raber and Gabrielle Uhrin when they responded to a distress call from a child who informed them that his mother had gone into labour inside a vehicle.
"Samantha Raber and Gabrielle Uhrin were completing a call for service in the 800 block of East Hoffer Street when a small child exited a mini-van, ran towards the officers to report his mother was having a baby in the vehicle," read part of the statement on the Kokomo Police Department (KPD) Facebook page.
The officers swung into action and helped her courtesy of a call they made to a medic who guided them through the process until the baby was successfully delivered.
"I think it was more than just right place at the right time," said Raber, who has been an officer for 10 years.
Medics arrived at the scene not long after the baby was born and carried them to a medical facility nearby. Uhrin, who had just joined the police service, was elated to have been part of such a once-in-a-lifetime experience in her first week as a police officer.
"I hear a lot of people go through their entire career without experiencing this kind of thing, so I feel very lucky and very blessed to have experienced that," she said, as reported by WTHR.
Their actions were applauded by those who heard the story, something that prompted the Kokomo Police Chief to award the two officers with Exceptional Duty medals.
A statement from the KPD indicates that the mother and her baby are doing well.
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In similar news about miracle babies and police officers, Briefly News reported that a Durban-based Metro Police officer is being praised all over social media for his selfless and heroic act. Ashley Deidricks managed to deliver a baby on a pavement in the Durban CBD.
Diedricks had reportedly been performing work duties when a colleague called him to assist a woman in labour. Diedricks used to work in the fire department and this was not the first time he had to bring a new life into the world.
According to eThekwini Metro Police spokesperson Parbhoo Sewpersad, Diedricks had worked as a paramedic in the fire department so he had prior experience with delivering babies. Nevertheless, his act is truly something to make anyone proud of being South African.
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