Deputies at Stanford’s Department of Public Safety responded to a call for assistance and helped deliver a baby boy on Sept. 1, according to a press release issued by Laura L. Wilson, director of the department.
At around 5:37 a.m. on Friday, the deputies received the call from a residence on campus reporting a woman was about to give birth. Upon their arrival, two deputies found a woman in the advanced stages of labor.
They helped her get through the entire process and delivered a healthy baby boy, shortly after which Palo Alto Fire Department personnel arrived and provided additional medical care.
Both mother and baby were later taken to a local hospital for further evaluation.
Captain Chris Cohendet said, "Our deputies are trained to handle a wide range of emergencies, and this is a prime example of their dedication to serving and protecting our community. We are thrilled that everything turned out well for the mother and her newborn son."
Both mother and baby are doing well, the press release confirmed.