Border Patrol Agent Helps Deliver Baby on Interstate 10
LAS CRUCES, N.M. – U.S. Border Patrol Agent responded to a medical emergency on Interstate 10, between Deming and Las Cruces, and ended up assisting a pregnant women deliver her baby girl.
Just before noon on Sunday, March 10, the Las Cruces Border Patrol Station received a call that there was a medical emergency at mile marker 116 of Interstate 10. An agent from the I-10 checkpoint responded to the area which in about 4 miles west of the checkpoint. This agent is also a certified Emergency Medical Technician.
Upon arrival, the agent quickly found the vehicle involved and discovered that the emergency was that a woman had gone into labor, the agent then sprang into action, rolled up his sleeves, and assisted the women in welcoming a baby to this world. This all occurred on the side of the interstate as traffic continued to speed by.
The women, a 23-year-old citizen from Deming, and her newborn child were then transported to Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces via ambulance.
Often times Border Patrol agents are the closest law enforcement officers to many emergencies. That is why they have to wear many hats and take on many roles to ensure the safety of the public that they swore to defend.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between official ports of entry. CBP is charged with securing the borders of the United States while enforcing hundreds of laws and facilitating lawful trade and travel.