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A police officer’s day is often filled with crime, but there are also times when an officer saves the day and has the opportunity to be part of something positive.
That is what happened in Groton early this morning.
When Sgt. Mark Tourville was dispatched to a Cutler Street home just after 2 a.m. on Thursday morning, he found a 23-year-old woman who was just about to give birth, according to the Day of New London.
Within a minute, the woman gave birth to a baby boy. After mom delivered, members of the fire department helped cleaned the baby, and mom and baby are doing well at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital.
Sgt. Tourville told the Day that this is the second baby he has helped deliver in his two-decade long-year police career, so he knew that the woman was in labor.
“It's nice to be able to put a smile on someone's face and to know that you did something for them," he told the Day.