BRIDGEWATER — Police Chief Christopher D. Delmonte is pleased to share that the two Bridgewater Police officers who delivered a baby in the back of a car last week will reunite with the family tomorrow.
The meet and greet will take place Friday afternoon.
Friday, March 6, at 3:30 p.m.
Bridgewater Police Department headquarters, 220 Pleasant St.
- Bridgewater Police Officer Michael Clark and Bridgewater Police K-9 Officer Steven Kingsley
- The Francois family
- Chief Christopher Delmonte
Bridgewater Police Officers Michael Clark and Steven Kingsley will reunite with Herkins Francois, Latonia Francois, baby Herkins Xavier Francois Jr. and the couple’s two older children Friday.
Chief Delmonte will also present the officers with Letters of Commendation for their actions to deliver the baby last week.
At approximately 2:40 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26, Bridgewater Police received a wireless 911 call from Herkins Francois stating that he and his wife, Latonia Francois, were on the way to the hospital because Latonia was in labor and that they may not make it to the hospital in time.
Herkins Francois was instructed to pull off of Route 24 onto Pleasant Street in Bridgewater. He pulled into the Home Depot parking lot, located at 1453 Pleasant St. (intersection of Routes 24 and 104), and Bridgewater Police officers and Bridgewater Fire Paramedics were dispatched to the address.
Officers Clark and Kingsley arrived and assisted Latonia with the delivery of Herkins Xavier Francois Jr. just prior to the arrival of paramedics. Paramedics then treated the healthy mother and newborn, a boy, and transported the two to the hospital.