April 26, 2024

Kent Keller, PIO
Greeley Police Department
(970) 351-5387, Desk
[email protected]

Greeley Police Officers Help Bring Triplets into the World

GREELEY, Colo. – On Thursday, April 18, 2024, at about 3:30 am, Greeley Police Officers were dispatched to a home in the 600 block of 36th Avenue Court on reports of a woman screaming in the front yard. Four Greeley Police Officers arrived to the residence and observed a 24-year-old woman lying on the front porch in obvious pain.

The officers quickly realized that the woman’s water had broken and she was actively in labor. Officers summoned emergency medical personnel to the scene and tried their best to keep her comfortable until the ambulance arrived. Almost immediately after calling for medics, officers heard very faint crying and realized a baby boy was delivered but turning blue. It was snowing, raining, and approximately 32 degrees outside at this time.

One officer located bread ties to tie off the umbilical cord while another ran to nearby homes and collected towels and blankets to help keep the new family warm. A third officer, who was still with the new mother, then tied off the umbilical cord and cut it. The fourth officer rushed the baby boy back to his patrol where it was much warmer.

Once inside the vehicle, the baby stopped breathing which prompted the officer to initiate infant CPR and chest compressions to give the baby a fighting chance of survival. Medics arrived soon after and the baby was handed off to them. While all of this was happening, the women informed the officer who was tending to her, that she was expecting triplets. When officers learned this, they immediately summoned more medical personnel to the scene for the additional babies and mother.

While the officers were comforting the mother, a second baby boy was delivered, with the assistance of the officers. Officers wrapped this baby up, tied off the umbilical cord, and cut it. Baby number two was also rushed to the ambulance where medical personnel were still tending to the first baby.

The first two babies were taken to a local hospital for advanced medical care. A second ambulance arrived, and officers assisted the mother into it. She was rushed to the same hospital and immediately taken into surgery to deliver the last baby.

Officers were ecstatic to learn that all three babies had strong heartbeats and were being taken care of in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). We believe that the woman went into labor while home alone, but her phone had died so she attempted to make it to a neighbor’s home to call 911.

“We expect our officers to do great work in our community every day, it is engrained in our core values. Even with that lofty expectation, I was amazed at the teamwork, ingenuity, and care our officers provided to this mother and her three new baby boys. The success of this call is a success in our officers, our training, and our partnerships with other public safety agencies in the area,” said Chief Adam Turk.

For the privacy and recuperation of the new family, we will not be releasing any further information at this time.