On-duty police officer delivers his own son in Hemet, San Jacinto Valley

On-duty police officer delivers his own son in California

An on-duty police officer in California had to help his wife himself in delivering a baby as paramedics failed to arrive in time.

Hemet Police Department Officer Bryan Anderson was on duty in the wee hours of the past Sunday when he received a frantic call from his wife saying she was about to give birth to their baby.

Anderson rushed to his home and made a call to paramedics to get help, but they did not arrive in time. Eventually, Anderson delivered a baby son in their bathroom and freed him from umbilical cord wrapped around his small neck.

The baby, who was named Michael Joseph Anderson, was delivered at 3:53 a. m. on Sunday.

Commenting on the incident, Hemet Police Chief Dave Brown said, "We are a family oriented department, but this is taking it a little too far."

The baby was due a week later, but the cop's wife went into labor one week early and the baby had to come into the world assisted by his on-duty police father.

Bryan Anderson said that everything happened very fast and that he was not worried at all. Both mother and baby are doing fine.

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