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Archive for Thursday, December 27, 2007

Officer helps deliver special present

December 27, 2007

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— Transit officer Steven Rocher got up before dawn on Christmas to deliver a few more presents to his mother's house. He ended up delivering a very special gift indeed.

Rocher, 51, a police sergeant with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, was driving through North Philadelphia on Tuesday when he heard a woman scream.

The woman was lying on the sidewalk near a bus stop, about to give birth, and he saw a man tugging at her clothes.

"As I got closer, he says to me, 'Help me, please!'" Rocher said.

Rocher, a transit officer for two decades, said employees get annual CPR training "but nothing about delivering babies."

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