• Mom, baby doing well after Pittsburgh officers make surprise delivery


    PITTSBURGH - Two Pittsburgh police officers helped deliver a baby girl that couldn’t wait until mom and dad made it to the hospital.


    Police Cmdr. RaShall Brackney said the officers were investigating a minor traffic accident near the intersection of Herron Avenue and Bigelow Boulevard about 3:30 a.m. That’s when a man drove up to them and asked for help because his wife was in labor.

    “When, you know, she said, ‘OK the baby’s coming,’ and I looked down and there was the head, there was really nothing else we could do at that point,” said Alan Freeman, the father.

    Medics were called, but there wasn’t enough time. The officers had to deliver the baby on the spot.

    “Completely in shock. I couldn’t believe that she was just delivering in the car,” said Laurie Freeman, the mother.

    The newborn, named Cecily, and Laurie Freeman were taken to West Penn Hospital, said Brackney. Both are doing well, as is Alan Freeman and Cecily’s big brother.

    Brackney identified the officers as Tanya Szuch and David McManus.

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