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Inspiring Indiana: Kokomo police officers deliver baby

A 10-year police veteran and a rookie in her first week on the job delivered the baby before medics could arrive.

KOKOMO, Ind — The thing about being a cop is that no day is the same.

Officers, obviously, really have to be prepared for anything.

Kokomo Police officers Samantha Raber and Gabrielle Uhrin got a first last weekend.

"I think it was more than just right place at the right time," said Raber.

"Divine intervention for sure," added Uhrin.

They were on another call when a young girl flagged them down, saying her mother needed help. 

Down the street, in a car, was a baby that wasn't going to wait.

"Then, after two small sets of contractions, mom said the baby was coming. And sure enough, the baby was coming," Raber said.

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In a matter of minutes, they were holding a newborn girl. Memorable for Raber, who's been a police officer for ten years -  and for Uhrin, who was working her first day. 

"I graduated last Thursday and then Sunday was my first shift," Uhrin said. "I hear a lot of people go through their entire career without experiencing this kind of thing, so I feel very lucky and very blessed to have experienced that."

Credit: Kokomo Police Department
Two Kokomo police officers sprung into action when a child ran up to them and told them his mother was in labor in a minivan nearby.

EMS arrived and took mom and baby to a hospital. 

"We talked to her that night and she and the little girl were doing great," said Raber.

"The little girl is beautiful," said Uhrin. "She is gorgeous. All is well." 

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