Special delivery: Officer helps deliver baby on Roswell Road

A Fulton County police officer was directing traffic Wednesday morning when a woman told him from her car window she was going to have a baby.

Cpl. David Williamson said he pointed to the general direction of the hospital. But the woman told him there wasn’t time for that. The baby was coming. Now.

“Oh boy,” Williamson said.

As a father, Williamson had seen many deliveries, but never on the side of the road.

“I have five kids,” Williamson told Channel 2 Action News. “I know a little bit about it.”

Williamson said he and the woman’s husband worked together and moments later, the officer was holding a baby boy. The mother had called 911 before flagging down Williamson, and paramedics quickly arrived and took over.

“I’ve been doing this 19 years and it’s my first time delivering a baby on the side of the road,” Williamson said.

The new father was even able to cut the umbilical cord before mother and baby were both transported to Northside Hospital, paramedic Christopher Ginn told Channel 2. The baby was in the hospital neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) Wednesday afternoon for evaluation, a Northside spokeswoman said.

Both mom and baby are expected to be fine.