MILWAUKEE, WI (WTAQ) - Two Milwaukee police officers were planning to ticket a speeding drive. Instead, they helped deliver a passenger’s baby.
Officers Adam Bradley and Xavier Benitez were on a downtown patrol Wednesday night, when they saw a car racing up Water Street. When they pulled it over, they saw 21-year-old Brenda Alva in labor.
Benitez saw the baby coming out as he stepped up to the passenger’s window – so they called for help, grabbed plastic gloves, and handled the baby girl as she was entering the world. Minutes later, Isabella Alva was officially born.
The challenge then was for the officers to get the family to Columbia-Saint Mary’s Hospital, darting as best they could through heavy traffic leaving the nearby Summerfest.
Bradley says it’s something they don’t teach in the Police Academy. Both officers visited the hospital with presents yesterday, as Alva’s family looked on. Everyone’s fine.
Bradley says it’s something they don’t teach in the Police Academy.
Oh, and that speeding ticket? Of course, it was never written.