CHICAGO (CBS)– Chicago police officers helped a woman deliver her baby in a car in Woodlawn Sunday morning.
According to police, 3rd District officers were flagged down by a Johnny Stokes around 7 a.m. who said his daughter was in the the front passenger seat giving birth.
Stokes pulled up in front the 3rd District station located at 7040 S. Cottage Grove Ave.
The officers were able to secure the baby and release the umbilical cord from around the baby’s neck until EMS arrived on the scene.
According to police, the mother and healthy baby Ava were transported to Comer Children’s Hospital.
Third District officers, who helped with the delivery, addressed the media Sunday.
Stokes, baby Ava’s grandfather, thanked the officers for their help and recounted the brave delivery.
“Without them, I don’t know what would have happened,” Stokes said. “They are the true MVPs.”
The grandfather said the birth at the police station on Easter is something he will tell his new granddaughter for years to come.
Stokes said baby Ava is 8 pounds, 2 ounces.
One officer said the incident was “just another day in the 3rd District.” Another officer said “it was a great way to start off Easter.”