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Prince George’s County Sergeant Delivers Baby Alongside Busy Highway



    Dash camera video showed a Prince George's County police sergeant who delivered baby on the side of the road. News4's Barbara Harrison reports.

    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017)

    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.

    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.