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Kenosha deputy reunited with baby she delivered on I-94 during snowstorm

Posted at 9:53 AM, Feb 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-03 11:09:41-05

It happened during the snowstorm back on Jan. 18th: a woman went into labor on an I-94 off-ramp in Kenosha County.

Kenosha County Sheriff’s Deputy Allison George arrived in the nick of time.

“I pulled up to [the] car and was trying to talk to dad, when I see mom in the passenger seat assuming the position, and telling us the baby is coming,” George said.

“He was coming, no matter what,” said mom, Holly Leppert. “I reclined my seat, and was kind of holding on his head, and then Deputy George jumped in and helped me deliver Nathan on the highway.”

“On the outside I acted calm, but on the inside I was a nervous wreck,” said dad, William Leppert. “I was on the phone with a 911 operator when Sheriff George arrived.”

Baby Nathan has two older brothers who were in the backseat of the car. One-year-old, Oliver, slept through the whole thing. But two-year-old, William, noticed something was different.

“All of the sudden he realized the surprise, and started pointing at Nathan, saying baby!” Holly said.

Deputy George doesn’t have kids, and never witnessed (let alone participated) in a live birth.

“Back in the academy, we're actually taught how to deliver babies,” Deputy George joked. “At the time I was kind of laughing and joking around in the class. Hoping for lunch time because I was never going to need to know this. Well, I definitely needed those skills!”

So does she have any tips for others?

“Make sure you have rubber gloves and a blanket,” she said. “And always be prepared for the unexpected.”