Ohio Sheriff Pulls Over Speeder…Minutes Later, Helps Deliver Amish Baby

Last year, a PA State Deputy saved a 3-year-old Amish girl in a runaway buggy. Here’s another feel-good story – also involving law enforcement, Amish, and a speeding vehicle.

Stork in nest with babies
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Deputy Travis Goodwin of the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office made a traffic stop to remember Friday. From Fox8 Cleveland:

“There is no such thing as a routine traffic stop, that’s for sure,” Goodwin said with a chuckle. “Yep, Friday is a good example.”

He tells us he had no idea that when he stopped a vehicle for speeding early Friday morning on Mayfield Road that he would be helping to deliver a baby a few minutes later.

Goodwin’s dash camera video shows him walking up to the vehicle seconds after the traffic stop. He was quickly told the driver was taking an Amish couple to the hospital and the female passenger was ready to give birth.

He then ran to his cruiser to get supplies, and about a minute later he was helping the woman’s husband deliver a baby girl.

“A beautiful baby girl ,” deputy Goodwin said. He said a few minutes after the baby was born the ambulance arrived.

It’s reported that mom and the baby are both in good shape. Deputy Goodwin was given a gold stork pin by the Sheriff to wear on his uniform. He’ll have a story to tell for years to come. So will that Amish family.

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    1. Stephen

      That is unusual

      Most Amish women are very prudish when it comes to men outside their close family. I can only imagine how she might have felt having an unrelated male stranger deliver her baby.

      1. Sadie Mae

        Amish delivery

        You don’t even have to be Amish! I’ve helped deliver a number of babies and some women, Amish and English, won’t cooperate at first. Then in the last parts of labor everything about modesty goes out the window! I couldn’t imagine a male sheriff. I see what you’re saying though.

        I literally cried reading this. And I’ve cried at a few deliveries as well.

      2. Nancy

        Deputy delivers baby

        Since they were on their way to the hospital one can assume she was familiar with being checked by doctors/nurses/etc. Speaking for myself..a non amish woman, I would welcome the help because my husband would be useless 🙂

    2. Embarrassed

      I’m not Amish and I would have been mortified! But, as the lady says above….. At the point where the baby is on it’s way out….. You just want it to be Done! And baby healthy and safe of course!!! I feel real sorry for the young mama, I hope she is handling it all ok….