Fauquier deputies help deliver a baby!
From the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office:
The Plains – Fauquier County Deputies wear many hats in the line of duty on Saturday, August 13, two of them became heroes. DFC. Zachary Lawrence and MDS. John Clubb helped deliver a healthy baby boy into the world, before his mother could get to the hospital in time.
DFC. Lawrence was running stationary radar in the 6066 blk of James Madison Hwy, when a vehicle pulled up beside him. The motorist said her passenger was in labor and they couldn’t get to the hospital in time. DFC. Lawrence called for another deputy to respond to his location to assist. Meanwhile, he kept the situation calm with words of encouragement.
MDS. Clubb arrived on location and immediately jumped into action. He went to the passenger side of the vehicle where he found the mother in a reclined seat. He instructed her to take a few deep breaths and assured her that rescue was on the way. The driver informed MDS. Clubb that the contractions were less than a minute apart.
MDS. Clubb and DFC. Lawrence assisted in delivering the baby. MDS. Clubb wrapped the baby in a blanket and handed him to his mother. He made sure the airway was not obstructed, and the baby started to cry. EMS arrived on scene and took over care for the baby and mother providing transport to Fauquier Hospital.
Baby and mother are doing great. They stopped by the Sheriff’s Office for an official introduction. They wanted to thank DFC. Lawrence and MDS. Clubb in person for their quick action to help.
Happy Belated Birthday from Sheriff Falls and the men and women of the Sheriff’s Office.