Off-duty Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer M. Brennan delivered a baby last week. (Photo: Charlotte-Mecklenburg PD/Facebook) -

Off-duty Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer M. Brennan delivered a baby last week. (Photo: Charlotte-Mecklenburg PD/Facebook)

An off-duty Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer was directing traffic Thursday at a school when someone frantically waved at her for help, the department posted on Facebook.

Officer M. Brennan — CMPD didn’t release her first name — ran to the person trying to flag her down, the Charlotte Observer reports.

That’s when Brennan saw a woman in labor in the back seat of a car.

“Officer Brennan immediately sprang into action putting on gloves and instructed the mother-to-be to push,” according to the CMPD Facebook post. “After one push the baby arrived.”

"[Brennan] wrapped the newborn baby in a blanket and placed the baby on the mother’s chest for skin-to-skin contact. The baby let out a cry," the department reported

Mecklenburg EMS Agency (Medic) and firefighters from the Charlotte Fire Department arrived after the birth to tend to the baby.

When asked how and why she took action to deliver the baby, Officer Brennan replied, “I am a mother. I have children too. I am glad I was there at the right time to help.”

 

 

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