By Frank Lewis
Scioto County Sheriff’s deputies face danger and go through harrowing experiences all the time. But none may have been more nerve-racking than the one two of those deputies went through Friday morning.
“Our midnight crew ended up delivering a baby girl this morning,” Scioto County Sheriff’s Captain John Murphy said. “A female was brought in yesterday for a seven count indictment and she started having some issues. She was pregnant but claimed she was only seven months pregnant.”
Murphy said staff brought the woman, Megan Cade, into an observation area to keep an eye on her since she was pregnant.
“The decision was made to go ahead and take her to the hospital,” Murphy said. “One of the officers went and got a cruiser and had it outside and was taking her out to the car but they ended up delivering the baby right there in the interlock between the booking area and the sallyport.”
Murphy said Nick Shepherd and Sergeant James Carter delivered a baby girl, then the squad arrived, cut the umbilical cord, and transported the baby and the mother to Southern Ohio Medical Center.
“All is good,” Murphy said. “Officer Shepherd went out to the hospital before he got off. He had to take some stuff out to her, and he actually got to talk to the mom and mom was very appreciative and thankful and the baby was doing good. Everybody was good.”
Frank Lewis can be reached at 740-353-3101, Ext. 252, or on Twitter @FrankLewispdt.