Somebody call the stork and tell him he’s got some competition delivering babies!
In 2017, Sgt. Jon-Erik Negron of the Suffolk County Police Department in New York delivered his first baby on the job. Baby Bryce was born with the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck, and Sgt. Negron saved his life and helped him take his first breath.
Bryce’s parents asked the officer to be their son’s godfather, and he happily accepted.
“I don’t know if Bryce would be here if it wasn’t for his quick thinking and knowledge,” said Bryce’s father, Mike Pappalardo. “He’s emotionally connected to Bryce and he truly cares about him and what happens in his life. It’s a great relationship. Jon-Erik and Bryce have a special connection that will last a lifetime.”
Sgt. Negron remains a big part of the child’s life, even speaking with the family weekly, but a “Baby Whisperer’s” work is never done! Later that same year, he helped deliver a baby on the side of a New York highway.
Two more babies followed in the past few years. After he was promoted earlier in 2022, he thought his labor and delivery days were behind him… but fate had other plans.
Last week, Officers Conor Diemer, Jadin Rodriguez, Zachary Vormittag, and Negron were called to the home of Rebecca Reyes. She’d gone into labor, and it was too late to make it to the hospital, so the officers had to roll up their sleeves and help out!
“While this is the third time Rebecca has been part of a baby delivery, one person in the room has her beat,” the department wrote on Facebook. “This is the fifth baby delivery Sgt. Negron has been involved in as a member of the SCPD, earning him the nickname the ‘Baby Whisperer.'”
Sgt. Negron says he’s looking forward to seeing how high his baby delivery number goes as he continues his career! Even at only five years on the job, he’s definitely got that special touch.
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