Fresno cop delivers a baby on Easter

FRESNO, Calif.

Keyarra Mitchell was born at home on Easter, but that's just part of her story.

Rochelle Davis said, "I'm so glad I had her ... Healthy, seven pounds, seven ounces."

Like most babies, One day old Keyarra Imani Mitchell arrived at the time of her choosing: just before 6:00 p.m. on Easter Sunday night. She's Rochelle Davis' first baby. "First and last!"

Keyarra is an average size newborn but her arrival was anything but average. When mom went into heavy labor, at a relative's Easter Sunday dinner, they called 9-1-1.

Davis said, "I was in a lot of pain, lot of contractions, three minutes apart. I just started pushing and called my sisters and that's when they called the ambulance."

But the commotion, heard by dispatch, sounded like trouble. So Fresno P.D. Was sent first, followed by an ambulance.

Officer Will McCarty described what happened, "As I walked in and I asked her how far apart were the contractions, she pointed down and I could see the baby's hair was showing. Like, oh, ok, well I guess were gonna do this here."

Officer McCarty is all about catching bad guys but he stepped into this situation without hesitation. The father of two participated in the delivery room when his children were born.

"So I walked her through the breathing got her calmed down, said Officer McCarty." "'Stop screaming, focus on the contractions.' Just coached her through it, and caught the baby when it came out."

Back at the hospital this new mom is grateful that when her little one chose to arrive, Officer Will McCarty was there.

"I was happy, cause my sisters didn't' know what to do," said Davis. "It was a blessed day yesterday."

Truth be told, this officer felt pretty blessed himself

Officer McCarty said, "This was just a real welcome sigh of relief for the day. It wasn't what I was expecting but it's certainly appreciated."

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