‘I don’t think he’s breathing’: Ohio police officer helps deliver baby on side of road


RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Ohio (WJW) —  Officer Jonathan Ross kept his cool under pressure while he helped deliver a baby on the side of the road in Ohio on Wednesday morning.

A man flagged Ross down on a road in Richmond Heights, telling him that the mother was ready to deliver.

Ross can be seen on dashcam video from his patrol car, NewsNation affiliate WJW reported. He leaned into the vehicle and can be heard calmly talking to the woman as he directs her to keep pushing. The baby isn’t crying at first.

“Push him out because I don’t think he’s breathing,” Ross says on the video.

“We need to try and push him all the way out so we can start CPR on him if he’s not breathing,” he said.

After a few minutes, the baby starts to cry.

“That’s what we wanna hear! He’s crying now!” Ross says.

“He’s got a lot of hair!” the mom says.

Richmond Heights Fire Department paramedics assisted at the scene as well.

There was no word on what the new parents will name their baby boy.

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Posted by Richmond Heights Police Department on Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Nexstar Media Wire contributed to this report.

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