“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.