NMSP officer helps woman who went into labor during snow storm | KOB 4

NMSP officer helps woman who went into labor during snow storm

Joy Wang
Updated: December 06, 2019 12:43 PM
Created: December 05, 2019 10:42 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- A quick-thinking State Police sergeant will never forget Thanksgiving 2019.

With traffic backed up for with multiple crashes along I-40 near Clines Corners, dispatch got a call about a pregnant woman in labor.


Sgt. Bryan Waller responded.

The woman’s water had broke, and she had a pain on her right side.

The closest ambulance was 50 miles away, and the closest hospital was 70 miles away.

Sgt. Waller had the woman, and her partner, get into the back of his police car. Other officers closed off the freeway so Sgt. Waller could drive in the opposite direction. They eventually met an ambulance near Clines Corners.

“I am a relatively new father. I do have an 18 month old, my first child so I could kind of relate, not exactly what she was going through, but I can understand that relationship with the child,” Sgt. Waller said.

The woman gave birth to a baby girl. She and the baby are reportedly doing well.

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