By Associated Press - Thursday, January 28, 2016

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - An Alexandria police officer shifted gears from catching criminals to catching babies when he assisted with the roadside delivery of a baby boy.

Police say Officer Michael Garcia saw a car driving erratically Thursday morning on Duke Street and found a passenger in the late stages of delivery.

Less than a minute later, Garcia helped deliver a healthy baby boy.

Garcia then accompanied the woman and her family to the hospital, where mom and the baby boy, named Joshua, were doing well.

Police spokeswoman Crystal Nosal (noe-SAL’) said the family was driving from Fort Washington, Maryland, to the hospital when Garcia spotted them.



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