Updated 12/08/2012 07:02 PM
RPD Officer Helps Deliver Baby
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Rochester Police Officer Willo Glynn was working a DWI detail around 1 Saturday morning and had pulled over a driver on North Goodman St. That's when Dominique Salters and her family came driving up.
"You hear honking honking honking... the lights are flashing on the car," explained Glynn.
Officer Glynn was there for the birth of his two children. He never expected he'd be front and center for someone else's.
"The passenger in the front gets out and says, 'The head's out, the head's out!'. I had no idea what was going on," said Glynn. "As I run around to the back of the vehicle, there's a baby's head crowning. She was giving birth right in front of us."
Salters and the baby's father Anthony Milling Jr. were in the backseat. Their mothers were also with them.
"First push, the baby comes right out," said Glynn. "Father catches the baby, holds it in his hands but the baby is still not moving. I look at the baby, make sure there's nothing around its neck. I do a quick little rub on its chest, its eyes open up and I look at Mom and say, 'Congratulations.'"
Leila Mone-Milling's official time of birth is 1:08 am. She's here a few days before her due date but Mom says she's a perfectly healthy little girl. Salters is also grateful Officer Glynn helped walk them through the birth.
"He helped him," Salters said looking at Milling, Jr. "He was telling me to push and telling him to pull."
Officer Glynn said they do get some emergency medical training at the Police Academy, but they don't exactly train on how to deliver babies. He said instincts just kicked in.
"Any police officer in any part of the world would've done the same thing."
Glynn said he wants to respect the family's privacy but would love to see the baby. Salters said he's welcome to come meet little Leila whenever he wants.