Memphis Police Officers Deliver Baby



Melanie Medlock
  • Melanie Medlock

Two Memphis Police officers got a little hands-on training in obstetrics Sunday night after delivering a baby boy in Binghampton.

Officers Melanie Medlock and James Dolan were leaving the scene of a domestic disturbance call in the Chickasaw Oaks apartments around 11 p.m. when they noticed a woman on the ground near 221 East Red Oak.

They were advised that the 26-year old was in labor and needed an ambulance. But they quickly realized the baby wasn't waiting on an ambulance. The two officers placed the woman in their patrol car, and Medlock put on a pair of gloves. As her partner held a flashlight, Medlock delivered the baby boy. The umbilical cord was wrapped around the baby's neck, but Medlock was able to displace the cord. He was delivered with no injuries.

The mother and her baby were transported to St. Francis Hospital for follow-up care.

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