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Florida deputy pulls over speeding car, ends up delivering baby girl

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Posted at 10:16 AM, Oct 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-01 11:16:48-04

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — One Florida deputy made a very special delivery early Tuesday morning.

The Collier County Sheriff's Office reports Dep. Robert Pounds spotted a car going 63 mph in a 45-mph zone on Airport-Pulling Road in Naples, Florida, around 4:30 a.m.

The deputy then pulled over the car.

Law enforcement officers say no traffic stop is ever "routine," as Pounds quickly found out. As he approached the car, he discovered the female passenger was in labor and just moments away from giving birth.

The sheriff's office says the deputy called for paramedics and backup. He then grabbed a blanket and delivered a baby girl, making sure the infant was breathing and her mother was OK.

Paramedics cut the umbilical cord and checked out both mom and baby before transporting them to a nearby hospital.

Before the happy dad left the scene, he took a picture with the deputy.

This story was originally published by Sean O'Reilly on WFTS.