Mass. cop helps deliver New Year's baby during call

"Congratulations, Mom, Dad, and baby Sophia!"

By Patrick Johnson
The Republican, Springfield, Mass.

AGAWAM, Mass. — An Agawam police officer helped deliver one of the first New Year's babies in the state early Friday when he responded to a house call just a woman in labor, according to Agawam police.

The officer, Zack Hall, responded to the scene just before 3 a.m. Finding the woman well into labor and without time for a trip to the hospital, he helped with the delivery.

"Officer Hall quickly responded and helped mom deliver this healthy baby girl," according to a post on the Agawam Police Facebook page. "Congratulations, Mom, Dad, and baby Sophia!"

The post was accompanied by a photo of a beaming Hall holding baby Sophia.

The name of the family, or where they lived in Agawam, was not disclosed.


At approx. 2:45am on New Year ’s Day, Agawam Officer Zack Hall responded to a call for a woman actively in labor....

Posted by Agawam Police Department on Friday, January 1, 2021

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