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'He said his wife was in labor ... I realized the birth was going to happen a lot sooner than I thought it would'

A routine traffic stop ended in a career first for one Georgia officer, after she jumped in to help deliver a newborn baby girl.

Douglasville Police Officer Candace Tongate had pulled over an unidentified woman for making an illegal U-turn early Wednesday morning when another car followed them into a nearby parking lot, Fox 5 Atlanta reported.

“A man drove up to me and asked for help,” Tongate told Fox 5 Atlanta.

“He said his wife was in labor. And so I told him as well to pull into the Monterey’s parking lot. When he told me he could see the baby and I walked up and I also saw the baby, I realized it was a little closer than I thought it was going to be.”

“The baby’s first cry … and the smile on the mom and dad’s face … it was all priceless” (photo credit: Fox 5 Atlanta).

Tongate let the other driver go with a warning before getting assistance from Sgt. Stacy Gruber, who arrived in time to help deliver the unidentified couple’s third child.

“When the baby came out, Officer Tongate rolled it over on its stomach,” Gruber told Fox 5 Atlanta. “I had hold of the umbilical cord because it broke. And you hear the first cry, see the smile on the mom and dad’s face — it’s priceless.”

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The baby, who was named Riley, and her mother were taken to a nearby hospital, where they are said to be doing well.

“I don’t have kids and this is the first child I’ve been involved with coming out, and I will definitely remember [this] for the rest of my life,” Tongate told Fox 5 Atlanta.

This article originally appeared in Fox News and is used by permission.

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