- On Sunday, three police officers from SAPS Bethelsdorp Crime Prevention Unit were stopped by frantic ladies
- They were informed that a woman had gone into labour and needed assistance
- When the cops arrived, they lady had already given birth but they assisted with cutting the umbilical cord and getting her medical help
Police officers vow to serve and protect the country and, sometimes, that entails helping in odd situations.
Over the weekend, three police officers, Rian Tesnar, Tebogo Makombe and Luwando Tsi, were approached by two ladies in Greenfield informal settlement in Port Elizabeth.
Briefly.co.za learned the cops were told a 28-year-old woman had gone into labour and needed help.
Tesnar, Makombe and Tsi kept calm and rushed to help the mother. Upon arrival, they found she had already given birth but the umbilical cord was still attached to the newborn baby.
The SAPS revealed online that warrant officer Tesnar cut the cord while his colleagues rush to fetch a nearby nurse and escort the ambulance to the new mom's residence.
The three officers described the delivery as "surreal" and not for the "faint-hearted."
The SAPS lauded their cops on Facebook and Mount Road Cluster Commander, Maj Gen Thembisile Patekile, commended the members for their actions.
“A police officer must be prepared to embrace any situation, even one that is least expected of him/her. When the community turns to our men or women in blue for help, it is expected of them to ensure that they deliver on their task. These young officers maintained a calm composure and helped bring a beautiful child into the world. Congratulations on a job well done,” added Maj Gen Patekile.
Social media users dubbed the officers heroes and applauded their willingness to help.
Tim Timothy commented:
"Positive news this, well done to the men in blue."
Henry McDonald said:
"Midwife in blue, all in a day's work. Well done."
Linda Silwanetshe Sikhakhane wrote:
"Promotions. Klaar. Beyond their call of duty."
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