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Officer Delivers Baby on Side of Highway

A California Highway Patrol Officer helped deliver a baby in an SUV on Highway 99 Monday.

Posted: Jan. 10, 2019 3:34 PM

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A California Highway Patrol Officer helped deliver a baby in an SUV on Highway 99 Monday.

Officer Jeff Lloyd was finishing a traffic stop on a Highway 99 off-ramp when an SUV stopped behind him. The passenger approached him and said that she was in labor and about to give birth. 

Lloyd got medical equipment from his vehicle, told dispatch about the situation and then helped her deliver her baby. 

He said that he was shocked by the situation but did his best to call on his training. 

"At the academy during the medical training we get information and training on how to deliver a baby but it's one of those things where you're like 'I don't know if I'll ever have to use this' and Luckily I guess some common sense and just smart thinking came in," he said. 

Lloyd stayed with the woman and her newborn baby girl until medics arrived and transferred her to a hospital. 

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