MPD Officer Helps Deliver Baby in Car

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(Memphis) - Meet Jhiremiah. He's a health baby boy weighing 6 pounds 8 ounces.

“Right now he`s stubborn but he`s my sweetie pie,” his mom, who didn’t want to be identified, said.

He may be stubborn now, but at 2.m. Friday little Jhiremiah was all too eager to meet the world.

“I was at my best friend’s house and I had a really bad pain and I said its time to go it’s time to go,” she said.”By the time we pulled out of the driveway ran around the corner I was like we`re not going to make it to the hospital.”

Her friend pulled over near the intersection of Airways and Cherry Street and flagged down Officer Anthony Morris.

“The police arrived at 2 a.m. and he was out at 2:05 a.m. It wasn't long at all,” she said. “He wanted out.”

When he got out-- police say Officer Morris noticed the child wasn't breathing. So he called dispatch and got instructions to revive the baby boy.

“He helped finish up with the baby and make sure he was breathing and unwrapped his

umbilical cord from his body and assured me  that he was okay and that he was breathing.”

It was a frightening experience for the 24–year-old mom.

“It was a scary experience,” she said. “I was just concerned that my bundle of joy was okay it was kind of scary having him in the cold outside.”

Now that everything’s okay she's wants to thank Officer Morris for going above and beyond the call of duty.

“I would like to meet the officer because I didn't get a chance to tell him thank you,” she said.

Police say Officer Morris will be nominated for a Lifesaving Award.