Each day for a police officer is different. Two officers in New Jersey were dispatched to home where they had an unusual task – to help a family deliver a baby that just couldn’t wait.
At 2:30 a.m. on Good Friday, the contractions began. Before they had time to leave for the hospital, the newborn was already coming out.
“The head I delivered myself,” mom Sasha Jackson said. “The rest of the body, thankfully my husband was there for that.”
Officers Mike Mueller and Rob Cangialosi from the Wood-Ridge Police Department were the first responders on the scene, and provided timely medical assistance to baby Nico who was not breathing.
The baby was actually still blue at the time. Wrapped him up in a blanket, checking for a pulse … asked my partner for a bulb syringe. A short time later, he gave us a little squeak. His color started coming through his body.”
They then tied his umbilical cord with his father’s shoelace. “As long as the family is healthy, baby is healthy, it’s a good day for us,” Cangialosi said.
A few days later, the officers made a surprise house call to check on the family and give gifts. Baby Nico received a police outfit, and older brother Luca got a toy police car and a tour of the real cruiser.
“You couldn’t wish for two better policemen to arrive,” said Nico’s father, Michael.
The Jacksons now have two healthy boys. According to ABC 7, the officers each have two healthy boys themselves.