Illinois police officer helps deliver baby at couple’s home

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(from L-R) Humberto Hernandez, Officer Ryan Weh, and Aaron Hernandez.

(from L-R) Humberto Hernandez, Officer Ryan Weh, and Aaron Hernandez.

TRENTON, IL (KTVI) – An officer with the Trenton Police Department helped deliver a baby over the weekend at a local couple’s home.

According to police, Officer Ryan Weh was called around 7:13 a.m. to help Sugar Creek EMS in aiding a woman who was in labor. Officer Weh arrived at the house first. When he walked into the residence, Weh found the mother in a delivery position with the baby’s head already crowning.

Weh, who also serves as an EMT, helped the mother deliver the baby at 7:17 a.m. With the baby born, Weh moved to help the child’s father, Humberto Hernandez, clean the newborn.

EMS crews from Sugar Creek and Breese arrived shortly thereafter and took over caring for the mother and child, who were then transported to the hospital.

Officer Weh visited the family at the hospital later that day and everyone was said to be in good condition.

Trenton is located in Clinton County, approximately 31 miles east of St. Louis.