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WATER VALLEY – A pair of Water Valley Police officers helped deliver a baby during the early morning hours Monday. Chief Jason Mangrum reported officers Jakiro Horton and Trey Pullen responded after a vehicle with an expectant mother was waiting on an ambulance at the Shell Station on the south end of the bypass.
The chief said a deputy saw the vehicle leave the Shell station a short time later city officers got behind the vehicle on the Hwy. 7 bypass.
“One of the officers was putting on his glove and when he got up to the car, the baby was coming out,” Mangrum explained. The officers helped deliver the baby and promptly handed the infant to a paramedic who also arrived on the scene. The chief reported the baby and mother were then transported to Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.
“The last I heard, they were both doing good,” Mangrum added. As for the officers, the chief said they were still in shock.
“One of them said he was glad to do it, glad to help, but he doesn’t want to do it again.”