Pregnant Erie County Mother Couldn’t Make It To The Hospital In Time, So Troopers Help Her Deliver Child

February 13, 2015

ERIE COUNTY, NY – State Police in Erie County are reporting that a 27 year old woman, who was a passenger in a vehicle that pulled into the State Police barracks yesterday, was not able to make it to the nearest hospital in time, and gave birth to a baby boy inside the garage at the Boston, NY, state police headquarters, yesterday afternoon.

“Mrs. Kovacs and her husband, Matthew Kovacs advised that Misty’s water broke at her residence and the contractions were less then a minute apart,” troopers said. “Patchin Volunteer Fire Department and Hamburg ambulance were immediately dispatched. Mr. Kovacs pulled the car into the heated garage at SP Boston and Mrs. Kovacs was placed on blankets and towels on the floor of the garage, as other State Police members gathered supplies awaiting the baby’s imminent arrival. Patchin Volunteer Fireman Eric Baumgartner and Sgt. Waiss proceeded to deliver the baby boy at approximately 1:55 PM, while Mr. Kovacs assisted Misty in staying in upright position. After delivering the baby, Sgt. Waiss handed the baby to Investigator Ryan Shanahan, who held the baby until the Hamburg EMTs arrived.”

The baby, Riley William Kovacs, weighed in at 8 pounds 4 ounces. Riley and his mother, were transported via ambulance to Mercy Hospital, where both are are healthy and doing fine at this time.