REDMOND, OR -- Redmond Police made an unexpected delivery, Thursday morning. "A mother called to report that she was in labor and she felt as if the child was coming at any moment," Redmond Lt. Curtis Chambers tells KBND News. "Police arrived before medics did, and arrived in time to see that there was going to be no stopping this little bundle of joy."
When Alba Cerda called 911 at about 10 a.m., she told the dispatcher contractions were two minutes apart. She probably assumed medics would rush her to the hospital to deliver her first baby. Lt. Chambers says, instead, the baby came at 10:08. "She gave birth to a baby boy named Joshua, at 5 pounds 6 ounces, and 19” long." He says officers "guided the child out into the world." They tied off the umbilical cord, wrapped him in a towel and handed him off to his "very happy" mother. "Soon thereafter Redmond Fire & Rescue medics arrived and took the mother and child to the hospital." Lt. Chambers says medics were delayed due to snow and icy road conditions.
Officers Joe Casper and Michael Maloney later visited Alba and her new son at St. Charles Redmond for a photo op and a gift, "We delivered a nice baby blue Redmond Police Department baby blanket."