A New Jersey police officer trained as an emergency medical technician said the baby she and another officer delivered in the mother's car was their first.
Janice Shewan, a 16-year veteran of the Marlboro Police Department, said a report came over the radio just after midnight early Monday that a woman was in labor in a car outside of her home, The (Newark) New Jersey Star-Ledger reported.
Shewan radioed officer Andrew Goldberg, who also had emergency medical training, for backup and they went to the home of Tabitha Finucan, 25. Shewan said they soon realized the baby was coming quickly and moved the expectant mother to the back seat of her Chevy Blazer.
The baby, a girl, was born at about 12:15 a.m. Paramedics arrived soon after to cut the umbilical cord and take mother and baby to a hospital.
Finucan praised Shewan.
"She was excellent," Finucan said. "If she didn't say it, I never would have known she hadn't delivered a baby before."
Finucan said she and her boyfriend gave their daughter the middle name Janice.