Chief James McIntyre
47 Central Street
Stoneham, MA 02180-2044
For Immediate Release
Friday, Nov. 24, 2017
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Stoneham Police Officers Deliver Baby on Thanksgiving
STONEHAM — Chief James McIntyre is pleased to report that two Stoneham Police officers helped deliver a baby at a home in town on Thanksgiving.
On Thursday, Nov. 23, at approximately 10:58 p.m., Stoneham Police received a report of woman in labor at her home on Pleasant Street. Upon arrival, Officers Christopher Murphy and Michael Colotti observed a woman who had gone into labor.
After realizing the woman would not make it to the hospital before having her baby, officers immediately began providing aid, helping her onto her back and propping her up with pillows before delivering a healthy baby boy.
The Stoneham Fire Department and Action Ambulance arrived on scene soon afterward and transported the mother and her healthy newborn son — her third child — to Winchester Hospital. Stoneham Police visited with the family today and both mother and son are doing well.
“I’m proud of Officers Murphy and Colotti for their calm and professional response last night,” Chief McIntyre said. “This isn’t something that happens every day, and I want to congratulate the new mother and father on the birth of their son.”