On Easter Sunday, Two NYPD Cops Came To The Rescue, Helping Deliver A Unique Gift To The Easter Basket Of The Crotty Family.
Phil and Kelly Crotty managed to get to their parked car near East 92nd Street and York Avenue when things didn’t go as planned.
The 37 year-old expecting mother went into labor as they reached their car at around 8 a.m. on Sunday morning.
Then two NYPD officers helped deliver the baby girl inside the car!
The New York Post reports:
NYPD officer Stephan Koustoubardis said the father, Phil, flagged them down as he helped his wife give birth in the front seat of their car.
The officers jumped in to help, and the car birth went smoothly.
“It feels fantastic. Honestly it’s a natural high, feeling of being happy in life,” said the 8-year veteran, who said the little girl was his first delivery. “[They were] very thankful. Everybody’s okay.”
His partner, Officer Vincent Ching, has only been on the job eight months.
“It was actually a great feeling just knowing the fact that we were the first ones that responded to the scene and it was very uplifting as police officers, we don’t normally handle these kinds of situations and it feels great to help directly bring a new life into this world,” he beamed.
EMS showed up soon after to bring the parents and their new daughter to NYU Langone Medical Center, where all three are in good health.
Truly a beautiful ending to the wild story on Easter Sunday morning for the Crotty family.
NYPD 19th Precinct released a tweet:
“It wasn’t an #AprilFools joke when we responded to a 9-1-1 call for a baby on the way. Great job by Officer Koustoubardis who helped a dad deliver his baby girl in their car. We’re very happy to report both mother & baby are doing well. What a special #Easter Sunday.”
It wasn’t an #AprilFools joke when we responded to a 9-1-1 call for a baby on the way.
Great job by Officer Koustoubardis who helped a dad deliver his baby girl in their car. We’re very happy to report both mother & baby are doing well.
What a special #Easter Sunday. pic.twitter.com/aLOKlJEnpa
— NYPD 19th Precinct (@NYPD19Pct) April 1, 2018