Texas Border Patrol Officers Help Deliver Baby

Texas Border Patrol Officers Help Deliver Baby

News Nov 13, 2012

Nov. 12--Two U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers got more they bargained for when they opened a car door of vehicle crossing the B&M International Bridge over the weekend.

Little did the officers know that they would be helping deliver a 6.9 pound baby girl during what they thought would be a regular day of work, which is finding drugs and other illegal contraband.

"You expect many things in our job, you expect the unexpected, you expect that you will serve and protect, but to protect a baby after only seconds of being born has been a great experience for me," said CBP Officer Jaime Padron, of the Brownsville Port of Entry.

The 19-year-old mother-to-be, a U.S. citizen, and a companion were crossing the bridge at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday when the driver told the CBP officers that the woman was about to give birth, authorities said.

A CBP spokesman said the officers reacted quickly to help with the delivery of the baby girl until emergency medical personnel arrived.

Copyright 2012 - The Brownsville Herald, Texas

The Brownsville Herald, Texas
Laura B. Martinez
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