New parents in Northern Manitoba are grateful to their local police that helped bring their son into the world.
Norway House RCMP officers were responding to a call for service only to find a woman far along in labour.
This morning, Cst. Dylan Fedrau and Cst. Lindsay Bawn of Norway House RCMP found themselves in a situation beyond their area of expertise.
While responding to a service call, both officers entered a residence in Kinosao Sipi First Nation to find a woman in labour. The two officers sprang into action to assist the woman.
"I'm almost without words," says Cst. Fedrau. "As a police officer, you never know what the next call will be and you have to be ready for anything. I don't know that I could have anticipated helping to bring a baby into the world when I went to work in the morning, but I am so glad to have been able to help and to be one of the first to meet the little guy."
The mother and the baby are both healthy and doing well.
RCMP officers visited the mother, father and baby boy, and gave the family an RCMP stuffed animal and a blanket. They also learned the name of the baby, Dylan, after Cst. Fedrau.
"I am so honoured that these parents named their son after me. I am truly humbled," says Cst. Fedrau. "I love working in this community, and to now have such an amazing, permanent, and life-long connection to it means more to me than the family could possibly know.