Healthy Baby Born Along Eastern Iowa Highway [Body Cam Video]
It was quite a start to a Friday for an eastern Iowa couple and an officer from the West Liberty Police Department.
According to a post on the West Liberty Police Department Facebook page, officers received a call at 6:37 this morning about a woman who was in labor on Highway 6 in Muscatine County, west of West Liberty. When an officer arrived, Ali Shellabarger had already given birth, with her husband, Jay, still on the phone with Muscom dispatch. New dad Jay Shellabarger commented on the Facebook post,
Never in a million years would I have thought I’d deliver my own baby in the front seat of my truck.
Mom, dad, and baby are all doing well. Congratulations Ali and Jay! They seem SO calm in the video below. Something tells me they'll never, ever sell that truck. Every time either one of them climbs in it from this point forward, I bet I know the first thing they'll think about.
The body cam footage below is from West Liberty Police Officer Josh Houser.