Texas COs help deliver first baby in a set of twins at jail

Sheriff Elmer Tanner praised the officers for helping deliver the first baby in a set of twins when an inmate went into premature labor


By Michael Kormos
Corsicana Daily Sun, Texas

NAVARRO COUNTY, Texas — Navarro County Sheriff Elmer Tanner praised three detention officers Tuesday on social media after they helped deliver the first baby in a set of twins when an inmate went into premature labor.

According to a Facebook post, Detention Sgt. Robin Woodall and Detention Officers Betty Rivera, and April Martin, without hesitation, worked together in a time-sensitive situation to help deliver the first of the two babies.

“I want to commend their actions today,” Tanner said. “I’m sure when they started their shifts, they were unaware that they would be making the difference in not only one life but three. These officers’ quick actions may have saved a baby’s life and I would like to praise their fast thinking, dedication, calmness and compassion during a very stressful situation that could have ended very differently.”

©2018 the Corsicana Daily Sun (Corsicana, Texas)

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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