Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Toronto Police Officers Help Woman Deliver Baby in Back Seat of Taxi

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Toronto Police Officers Help Woman Deliver Baby in Back Seat of Taxi

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Cops help woman deliver baby in back seat of cab

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TORONTO - One of the Toronto police officers who delivered a baby in the back of a taxi cab early Saturday said it was quite a feeling.

"It's not every day you can say you helped deliver a baby," Const. Colin McLaughlin said in a phone interview Saturday night.

"When I walked into work last night I wasn't expecting something like that to happen."

McLaughlin, a 26 year veteran on the force, was on the night shift at an east end precinct when a call came in at around 1:20 a.m. from a paramedics dispatcher saying a taxi cab with a woman in labour was about to arrive at his station.

McLaughlin went outside followed by Staff Sgt. Kim O'Toole to see what they could do and spotted the cab.

"I just walked up to the passenger side and looked in the back window and sure enough there was a woman lying on the back seat," he said. …

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