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Two Edmond police detectives helped out when a woman was having her baby along a street Tuesday. The mother and baby are doing well.
by Diana Baldwin Modified: December 3, 2013 at 7:46 pm •  Published: December 4, 2013

Kingsly Vickers Johnson was in a hurry to get here. His parents were only halfway to the hospital on Tuesday when the time came for his arrival.

Police detectives Jimmy Gwartney and Michael Chesley stopped the car after being alarmed by the flashing lights and honking horn. Before they knew it they were delivering a baby boy.

“My wife put her legs on the dash and I knew I had to pull over,” said Colin Johnson, now the father of five children. “The last three went relatively quick.”

Dalisha Johnson wasn't expecting Kingsly until Dec. 13, when she was scheduled to have her labor induced.

The detectives had just left an interview and were near 15th Street and Kelly Park Road when they stopped the Johnsons' car, Gwartney said.

“He said his wife was in labor,” Gwartney said. “It was obvious.”

The detectives got permission from their supervisor to escort the couple to the hospital.

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by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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