Thursday, March 3, 2016

Livingston County: No arrest, instead baby is delivered

MOUNT MORRIS - Sheriff Thomas J. Dougherty and Mount Morris Police Chief Kenneth Mignemi are proud to announce four of their members assisted with a child birth during the overnight hours. This morning at approximately 2:44 a.m., the Emergency Communications Center received a call from Tim Diliberto. Tim's wife, Audrey, was in labor at their residence and he needed help. Livingston County Sheriff's Office Dispatcher Curt Grant answered the call for help and using his Emergency Medical Dispatching experience, began instructing Mr. Diliberto on the proper procedures to follow. While Dispatcher Grant was giving the instructions, Sheriff’s Office Dispatcher Lonni Carroll began dispatching both Emergency Medical Services and Law Enforcement, giving them the details as they came in. While awaiting emergency responders, Dispatcher Grant kept the expecting father calm and continued giving instruction.  Officer Tim Bryant was the first to arrive, and took over for dad in preparation for the birth.  Officer Brado was next to arrive and immediately took over the phone duties for dad.  Dispatcher Grant continued to give instructions for the officers.  Not long after, Kennedy Jean made her appearance at 6lbs. 5oz. and 18 inches. Deputy Sweeting and Livingston County EMS arrived shortly after and assisted on scene as well. Mom, Dad, and Baby Kennedy are all doing well.  While talking with dad, he said "we could not have done it without you guys, we really appreciate the response from everyone involved." 
Dispatcher Grant stated, "It's really impressive to sit back and think, wow, I just helped a life come into this world.  I'm proud of the way everyone worked together.  We often just handle the bad calls, but when something good like this happens, it makes you proud."