New York Sheriff's Deputy Delivers Own Son in Back Seat of Family Car - NBC New York

New York Sheriff's Deputy Delivers Own Son in Back Seat of Family Car

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    Deputy Eric Szkatulski of the Erie County Sheriff's Office and his wife Kelly were heading to Mercy Hospital in South Buffalo, New York Monday for the birth of their third son when the ride took an unusual turn. After calling a nurse at Mercy, they figured they had more than enough time to make it to the hospital. "As soon as I hung up my wife told me we do not have time... he is coming," said Deputy Szkatulski. "She said we can't make it to the next exit." (Published Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017)

    A sheriff's deputy in western New York has delivered his own son in the back seat of the family vehicle after his wife went into labor while they were driving to a hospital.

    Eric and Kelly Szkatulkski were enroute to a Buffalo hospital from their home south of the city Monday night when she began to give birth in the vehicle. Eric, a deputy with the Erie County Sheriff's Office, pulled over to the side of the road.

    The deputy helped his wife give birth in the back seat to an 8-pound, 5-ounce boy the couple has named Eli. The parents and their new baby eventually made it to the hospital. Mother and baby are said to be doing fine.

    Eli is the couple's third son.

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