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Florida deputy delivers baby after pulling over speeding car

Posted at 4:26 PM, Oct 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-02 16:26:35-04

When you work in law enforcement, you never know what you may come across on the job. This proved especially true on Tuesday when a deputy in Collier County pulled over a speeding car and ended up delivering a baby.

Deputy Robert Pounds, with the Collier County Sheriff's Office, pulled over a car just before 4:20 a.m. for driving 63 mph in a 45 mph zone.

When he approached the car, he realized pretty quick that it wasn't your average traffic stop.

"As I exited my patrol car to make contact with the driver he was yelling, 'Officer help! Help, officer," Deputy Pounds said. "I ran up there to the driver's side and he stated that his wife was in labor."

In dash camera video, you can hear the soon-to-be mother screaming.

Deputy Pounds called for first responders before grabbing a sterile blanket from his cruiser and delivering the baby.

"He delivered a beautiful baby girl and made sure the mom was OK and the infant was breathing. Once EMS arrived they cut the cord, checked out the mom and baby and transported them to the hospital," the sheriff's office said on Facebook.

Through the chaos, the deputy was able to snap a picture with the dad — who looks over the moon.