A Prince George’s County police sergeant helped deliver a baby boy on East West Highway in University Park, Maryland, Thursday night.
According to the Prince George's County Police Department, a frantic expectant father flagged down Sgt. Nick Cicale while desperately trying to rush his pregnant wife to Providence Hospital.
Although the father-to-be wanted his wife to deliver under medical supervision, baby Carlos had his own agenda.
“Female is having a baby, like, right now,” Cicale radioed to dispatchers about 9:40 p.m.( $__output )
The cruiser’s dashcam captured Cicale immediately slipping on gloves and tending to the mother. In less than five minutes and with some last-minute contractions, out came Carlos alongside the busy highway.
“It was game time, and her child was coming now. I literally caught the baby as he came,” said Cicale. "I was just praying for him to cry ... so I don’t know if I started crying louder or if he started crying louder at that point.”
“Baby is out,” Cicale told dispatchers at 9:44 p.m.
Earlier that day, the mother went to Providence Hospital with contractions but was sent home, saying she was not ready.
“I am so happy I was able to help this family on this incredible night and to be the first to hold little Carlos,” Cicale said. “I am glad he is healthy. I will never forget that night.”
Cicale, who works for the K-9 section, later visited and posed for photos with the family, a memento from his unforgettable night.