Two Boston police officers were returning to the District B-3 Mattapan station with a prisoner on Thursday morning when a car behind them started honking and flashing its lights.
After Officers Jose Gomes and Byron Foote stopped at the station, a man from the car came up to them and said he needed help: His wife was in the passenger’s seat and was about to give birth.
According to a release, the officers called for backup and delivered Tracey and Fran Pierre’s “healthy baby girl” shortly after 7 a.m. in the station’s parking lot with help from Officers Nadia Siconolfi and Berlino Fleix, along with EMTs. The family was then brought to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where the couple had been heading, according to The Boston Globe.
This morning, members experienced one of the greatest joys of this job – helping to bring new life into this world. Congrats to mom & baby, who are both doing well. And, thank you EMTs Alexander & Yanakakis & Paramedics Greenwood & Howard for a job well done. pic.twitter.com/LjlpktKmiR
— Boston EMS (@BOSTON_EMS) December 21, 2017
The officers later visited the family to officially meet Francesca Pierre. They also brought gifts.
“As a birthday present, they brought a BPD teddy bear for baby and BPD coffee mugs for mom and dad…looks like they’re going to need them to keep up with Francesca!” police said.