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Port Authority police deliver GWB baby

Photo Credit: ABOVE (l. to r.): Pisciotta, Fort Lee EMT Tatyana Ofenbakh, Watson
Photo Credit: ABOVE (l. to r.): Pisciotta, Fort Lee EMT Tatyana Ofenbakh, Watson

YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: A trio of Port Authority police officers delivered a baby girl at the upper level tolls to the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee this morning.

The Monroe, N.Y., mother was in a taxi with her husband when the driver summoned medical assistance just after 6:30 a.m., the authority’s Joseph Pentangelo said.

With Officer Laverne Watson ( above, right ) leading, and Officer Steve Pisciotta ( left ) clamping and cutting the umbilical cord, the newborn was brought safely into the world, he said.

Pisciotta, a trained EMT, carries an “OB Kit” in his medical bag while on patrol and had all the necessary instruments, Pentangelo said.

Fort Lee EMS stabilized both mother and baby and took them to New York University Medical Center, he said.

Barely an hour and a half later, a rookie officer patrolling the GWB for only her third day pulled an emotionally disturbed man back from a bridge railing after he put one leg over the side. READ MORE….

PHOTO ABOVE (l. to r.): Pisciotta, Fort Lee EMT Tatyana Ofenbakh, Watson


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