• Local detective helps deliver baby in family's home


    A baby in Ohio Township couldn't wait to be born Tuesday and instead of risking a ride to the hospital, her parents called 911.

    "He was born right there on the floor," Brian Hubbell told Channel 11.

    He and his wife Kristen were headed to the hospital, but only got as far as the playroom.

    "I put a towel down and a pillow under her head," he said.


    With contractions two minutes apart and his wife about to give birth, Brian called 911.

    Ohio Township police Detective Joe Hanny got there first. 

    "The mom looks at me and says, 'Have you ever delivered a baby before?' And I was like, 'I have two kids.'"

    Hanny didn't have to deliver his own children, but he once worked as an emergency medical technician.

    He called on that training and more when he usher Baby Conner into the world at 7:30 a.m.

    "Generally speaking if everything goes OK, you're just there to assist the baby coming out, mom does all the hard work," Hanny said.

    Hubbell told Channel 11 his wife almost gave birth to the couple's second child in the car, so he had every right to be nervous.


    "He had the gloves on, she pushed, and the head came out and one more push and he was all the way out," he said.

    It was all over in less than five minutes, but no doubt the Hubbells and Hanny will think about Conner's birthday for a long time.

    "After doing this job for so many years and seeing so many different tragedies, it's great to be part of something that is very positive," Hanny said. "It's great to see life come into this world. It's a great great thing, it really is."



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