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DPS trooper helps welcome newborn into the world

Posted at 3:52 PM, Nov 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-17 17:52:19-05
DPS Trooper Miguel Rincon helped welcome a baby into the world while conducting a traffic stop.
 
Kameron Lee, Public Information Officer for the Arizona Department of Public Safety says that at about 4:22 p.m. on November 14, DPS Trooper Miguel Rincon was conducting a traffic stop about four miles outside of Bisbee.
 
About five minutes after beginning the stop another car pulled up behind Trooper Rincon’s patrol vehicle.
 
A woman, who had been driving the car, ran up to Trooper Rincon and told him she was taking her granddaughter, who was in labor, to the hospital. The labor was progressing quickly and the baby was already beginning to crown, said Lee.
 
Trooper Rincon immediately stopped what he was doing, requested medics to respond, and went to his patrol vehicle to retrieve gloves, blankets, and anything he could find to help.
 
When he got up to the car he found that the baby boy had been born, said Lee.
 
Trooper Rincon wrapped up the baby and assisted in caring for mother and baby until medics arrived on scene.
 
The mother, Courtney Benavidez, and baby Carter were taken to the Canyon Vista Medical Center in Sierra Vista, where they were admitted for observation.
 
Trooper Rincon also went to the medical center to assist the family, said Lee.
 
Courtney and her new bundle of joy were eventually discharged from the hospital, and are now at home where they are both doing excellent.