Sheriff's deputy helps deliver baby at local Speedway

1:41 PM, Dec 25, 2012   |    comments
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TRENTON, Ohio -- This Christmas will be particularly memorable for a southwestern Ohio woman and the sheriff's deputy who helped deliver her baby in the back of a car at a gas station.

Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said that Heather Fitzgerald of Trenton, about half-way between Cincinnati and Dayton, was unable to make it to a hospital on time after going into labor on Christmas Eve.

So she pulled into a Speedway gas station and dialed 911 around 4 a.m. Deputy David Runnells arrived to find Fitzgerald in heavy labor in the back seat of her car.

Runnells helped Fitzgerald deliver a baby girl while waiting on an ambulance. Fitzgerald and her daughter are reportedly doing well at a nearby hospital.

The Associated Press

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