Arnegard, ND (KEYZ) A police officer arrived just in time to help deliver a baby girl along McKenzie County Road 30 near Arnegard. Arnegard Officer Travis Bateman jokes that he should have brought his “catcher’s mitt” to work when he responded to a 911 call last week. After just two minutes on the scene he put on his ‘mid-wife’s’ cap and delivered Samantha Hoover’s daughter, Everly, in the front passenger seat of her sister-in-law’s car. All the while a 911 dispatcher gave instructions by phone.
Hoover says she was relaxing at home when her contractions started quickly. She says she realized her daughter was on the way as she was walking to the car. Her sister-in-law called 911 on the way to the hospital, but soon knew she had to pull over. That’s when Bateman arrived and delivered Everly.