- Samantha Raber and Gabrielle Uhrin were almost coming to the end of their shift when a new development happened
- They were called to help deliver a woman whose water had broken on the side of the road
- The two have been awarded by the police department for their humanitarian action
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Two Indiana police officers have been awarded for their humanitarian act of helping a woman deliver by the roadside.
It all started on the afternoon of April 11 when Samantha Raber and Gabrielle Uhrin when they responded to a distress call from a child who informed them that his mother had gone into labour inside a vehicle.
"Samantha Raber and Gabrielle Uhrin were completing a call for service in the 800 block of East Hoffer Street when a small child exited a mini-van, ran towards the officers to report his mother was having a baby in the vehicle," read part of the statement on the Kokomo Police Department (KPD) Facebook page.
The officers swung into action and helped her courtesy of a call they made to a medic who guided them through the process until the baby was successfully delivered.
"I think it was more than just right place at the right time," said Raber, who has been an officer for 10 years.
Medics arrived at the scene not long after the baby was born and carried them to a medical facility nearby.
Uhrin, who had just joined the police service was elated to have been part of such a once-in-a-lifetime experience on her first week as a police officer.
"I hear a lot of people go through their entire career without experiencing this kind of thing, so I feel very lucky and very blessed to have experienced that," she said, as reported by WTHR.
Their actions were applauded by those who heard the story, something that prompted the Kokomo Police Chief to award the two officers with Exceptional Duty medals.
A statement from the KPD indicates that the mother and her baby are doing well.
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