Pinckney officer credited with saving mother, newborn during home deliverySubmitted by dexterszyd on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 21:05
I'm glad this guy was available or two lives may have been lost.
Hats off Officer Randall.
A Pinckney mother and her baby are reportedly doing well today thanks to the quick actions of a Pinckney officer.
Officer Michael Randall was dispatched around 4:10 a.m. Thursday to a home on Muriel Street for a report of a woman in labor. He arrived to find the baby about to arrive.
“As a result of Officer Randall’s actions, both mother and child are healthy and doing well,” Pinckney Chief Jeffrey Newton said. “Both the emergency doctors and the child’s pediatrician give credit to Officer Randall’s professional handling of the situation. His actions averted a potential tragedy.”
Randall, who also is a licensed paramedic, took immediate control of the situation and assessed that the baby’s umbilical cord was wrapped around the baby’s neck. The baby was blue from cyanosis.
Randall was able to unwrap the cord and assist the mother with the completion of the birth. He also assisted in controlling excessive bleeding from the mother.
The officer continued to assist the mother and her baby until members of the Putnam Township Fire Department and Livingston County EMS arrived on scene. The mother and her newborn were transported to the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor.