STICKNEY TOWNSHIP, Ill. (CBS) – A Cook County Sheriff’s police officer had what he called an “intense” experience delivering a baby in west suburban Stickney Township last week.
Around 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sheriff’s Officer Michael Kizaric was conducting a traffic stop in the unincorporated community of Glenn, near the Chicago intersection of Archer and Lockwood avenues, according to Cook County sheriff’s police.
During the traffic stop, Officer Kizaric was approached by Jonathan Martinez, 31, of Chicago, who said his wife, Patricia Ramos, 25, was in labor in the back seat of their car. Martinez said there wasn’t time to get to the hospital, according to the sheriff’s office.
Kizaric called for an ambulance, and rushed to the couple’s car. He directed Martinez to support the baby as she exited Ramos’ birth canal, and when she was born healthy, he called dispatchers to let them know.
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Kizaric and Martinez wrapped the baby girl in a sweatshirt, until Chicago Fire Department paramedics arrived, the sheriff’s office said.
Ramos and the baby were taken to MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn for observation, according to the sheriff’s office.
Kizaric described the situation as “intense,” according to the sheriff’s office.
Ramos and her daughter were released from the hospital on Friday.