EDMOND, Okla – Edmond detectives, Mike Chesley and Jimmy Gwartney have handled their share of emergencies.
But a traffic stop Tuesday morning was anything but routine.
Chesley said, “This Expedition comes hauling through the turn lane with flashers on, honking the horn, running red lights. Obviously, something wasn’t right. So we made a traffic stop at 15th and Kelly.”
To their surprise, Ealisha Johnson, who was in the passenger seat, was in advanced labor.
Colin Johnson, the father-to-be, said, “Nobody ever expected we’d be pulling over on the side of the road.”
Baby number five was arriving 10 days early.
Johnson said, “We were definitely in a panic, especially with the Edmond traffic.”
The detectives provided a police escort, blowing down 15th toward the hospital.
Unfortunately, about two miles short of their destination, the baby decided he could wait no longer.
The detectives used their own fatherly experience to lend a hand.
Gwartney said, “I’ve seen it and listened to the doctor say, push, push, push. Made sure they were breathing. The kid was crying so I knew he was going to be okay.”
Chesley joked, “Fire got there after we did all the tough stuff. We told dad congratulations and everything. Asked if they had a name for him yet, and they said Kingsley.”
Kingsley, mom and dad are all doing well, despite the very unexpected roadside delivery!