REDMOND, Ore. – Police officers never know what they're going to have to respond to on a given day, and Thursday brought a new emergency for two police officers in Redmond.
Deschutes County dispatchers received an emergency call Thursday morning from an expectant mother, Alba Cerda. She told dispatchers she was in labor at her home.
Emergency responders rushed to the home on SW Volcano Avenue, but two Redmond police officers arrived first.
Officers Joe Casper and Michael Maloney were able to help the mom deliver the baby boy, tie off the umbilical cord, wrap the newborn in a blanket and hand him back to a happy mom.
Redmond Fire and Rescue medics arrived after their response was delayed due to the snow and icy conditions. They transported the mother and child to the hospital.
Later, Casper and Maloney met up with Cerda and her new son. The baby, Joshua, was born at 10:08 a.m., weighed 5 pounds 6 ounces, and measured 19 inches long.