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Baby born along Edmond street

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

“We got about a mile down the road and he stopped,” Gwartney said. “We went into doctor mode.”

Neither of the officers had ever delivered a baby. They had been in the delivery room when their own children were born, but this was different.

“We delivered him. He cried and we put him on his mother and wrapped him in a coat,” Gwartney said.

All the other Johnson children were born at a hospital.

“He was relieved when he found out the baby and mom was good,” Gwartney said.

Mother and son were at the hospital Tuesday afternoon.

“They are healthy and great,” the father said.

Gwartney and Chesley weren't doing so well. Their fellow officers gave them a hard time throughout the day, calling for doctors Gwartney and Chesley over the intercom at police headquarters.

All in a day's work.

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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