Milwaukee Police officers help deliver baby
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MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Police Department says three officers delivered a baby on the city's south side.
According to police, officer Peter Ulatowski was on patrol at about 7:00 a.m. Tuesday near the corner of South 4th and West Becher Streets.
Someone flagged him down as a car was stopped in traffic at that intersection.
Ulatowski found a woman in the car who had just given birth.
"I was very shocked," said Ulatowski to TODAY'S TMJ4's Melissa McCrady.
"That's the first time I'd ever seen anything like that...she had the baby right there in her arms. It was born a minute before I got there."
The officer then told dispatch to bring Milwaukee Fire Department paramedics to the scene.
Two other officers, Jon Duchateau and Chad Stiles, also came to the car.
Stiles, a trained nurse and EMT, took care of the mother and cut the umbilical cord.
"He gave a healthy cry and that was a good sigh of relief," explained Stiles to Melissa.
Fire Department workers then took the mom and child to a local hospital. They are reportedly doing well.
Ulatowski has been in touch with the mom, and even delivered a gift bag to the hospital.
He says she and her baby are doing well.