Long Island cop, New York: A cop is being called “the” “baby whisperer”According to reports, this was his fifth baby in five years.
Sgt. Jon-Erik Negron 37, from the Suffolk County Police Department, was part of a team who helped Owen Anthony Maldonado to his world Saturday morning when the child was nearly three weeks early. ABC 7 reported.
Police said Maldonado was born 15 minutes after his mother called 911. A ambulance arrived quickly after the birth and both Maldonado and his mother were taken to hospital in good health. Washington Post reported.
“I just want to thank them so much for showing up as soon as they did and being able to help me, because without them, I would’ve given birth to my baby alone,”According to the mother, the baby was born in a home. Newsday.
Sgt. Negron was joined by officers Zachary Vormittag, Jadin Rodriguez and Conor Deimer, who helped deliver Maldonado in the family house, ABC 7 reported. According to Sgt. Negron’s fellow officers, it was their first time helping to deliver a baby, while for him, it was his fifth.
“As soon as he said she’s starting to push, I said, ‘This sounds like something I’ve heard before,'”At a press conference after the birth, Negron spoke to reporters.
“I took the approach just like a coach in this situation,”He concluded. “The first four [deliveries], I was there by myself doing it, like these guys were, so I said, ‘Let me supervise and do what I can.’ “
Negron joined the department in 2013. He has no children and was first involved in the birth of a baby in 2017. The sergeant was asked to be the godfather of the third child he helped bring into the world, ABC7 reported.
“I thought my childbirth days were over when I became a sergeant this year,”Negron stated, “but I guess the record lives on, so we’ll see how many we can take it to.”