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Florida sheriff’s deputy delivers baby in car after pulling parents over for speeding

Collier County Sheriff’s Office

Florida sheriff’s deputy Robert Pounds delivered a baby in a car on the side of the road after pulling the baby’s panicked parents over for speeding.

Pounds stopped Wilfrid Jean-Louis at 4:30 a.m. for going 63 mph in a 45 mph zone when he heard the man yelling “Officer, help!”

“Officer, you have the right to stop me, I’m not even gonna lie,” Jean-Louis said after Pounds approached the car. “We have a baby coming out, look, look, look! That’s the reason why I’m speeding, officer. I don’t know what to do.”

As the officer explained, “She raised her dress a little bit and I could see the crowning of the baby coming out.”

After calling for Emergency Medical Services and backup, Pounds grabbed a blanket and helped Jean-Louis’ wife, Fabienne Gorges, 35, deliver the baby girl.

“My training kicked in and I just wanted to help mom and the baby,” he told the Naples Daily News.

The police cruiser’s dash-cam captured the whole thing:

Deputy delivers baby during traffic stop

We still can't believe this dash cam video from yesterday morning, when Deputy Robert Pounds helped deliver a baby during a traffic stop. You'll recall that Deputy Pounds stopped a man for speeding early Tuesday morning only to learn the man was rushing his wife to the hospital. Within minutes, the baby was born, right there in the vehicle. In this video, Deputy Pounds narrates the details of the call and talks about having to spring into action to help deliver a healthy baby girl.

Posted by Collier County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, October 2, 2019

“You’d be surprised — there’s several excuses you get for stopping somebody for speeding. That was a pretty reasonable excuse,” he joked.

The grateful new parents made the little girl’s middle name “Robert” in honor of the deputy.

Here’s more proof that deputies just never know what they are going to encounter on the job. Dep. Robert Pounds…

Posted by Collier County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, October 1, 2019