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Mt. Holly Police deliver baby

Olga Lucero with her new baby girl, Xareni Cauech-Lucero along with Mt. Holly Police Sergeant Cox, Officer Mathis and Officer Helton.

On May 9, 2020 Mt. Holly PD Officer Mathis, Officer Helton, and Sgt. Cox were assigned to a call in the area of Highway 273 and Holiday Inn. While on this call they were approached by a passing motorist, Alberto Cauech, who advised that his wife Olga Lucero was going into labor in the vehicle and he needed assistance. Without hesitation, officers acted and took initiative to handle the situation at hand. Officers were professional and respectful in this unprecedented scenario and exhausted all measures to provide assistance. Prior to medical personnel arriving on scene Olga’s water broke. All officers on scene maintained composure and were able to assist in delivering a healthy baby girl, Xareni Cauech-Lucero who was born into the arms of Officer Helton and was 6 lbs., 10 oz. and 20 inches long. Medical personnel arrived on scene and transported the Mother and baby to the hospital with no complications.

All officers involved felt led to contribute a financial amount and purchase a gift for the family to be given at a later date. MHPD also purchased a balloon and placed it on their property in Mount Holly with permission of other relatives.  

“This incident is a good example of the fact that our officers have still been out there during the pandemic crisis, still working to protect and serve.”  said MHPD Chief Don Roper. “They found themselves in the right place to be able to assist others during a time of need, and in the process, they were able to be a part of something that was a true blessing,”