Ventnor police make special delivery of baby boy

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Two Ventnor police officers helped deliver a brand new city resident Thurdsay.

Patrolman Blake Ballin and Sgt. Marc Franco Jr. responded to an ambulance call for a woman in labor just before 4 p.m.

They arrived to find the 34-year-old woman in active labor, and assisted in safely delivering the baby boy.

“The baby’s cries of joy came to the delight of both the officers and the proud mother, who did an amazing job,” Chief Joseph Fussner said.

“It’s not everyday our officers get to be a part of such a special moment,” he said. “The dedication and ability to stay calm in an extraordinary situation speaks volumes of Patrolman Ballin and Sgt. Franco Jr.”

Both mother and child were transported to a local hospital by the Ventnor City Fire Department.