Deputy Paramedic Who Helped Deliver a Baby Named ‘Officer of the Year’ – The Good News
Congrats to all the recipients!
Deputy Larisa Sloan was called to the home of Jennifer Eckstein a little over two months ago by Genesee County 911 - she was in labor with her first child at just 32 weeks. She gave birth in the ambulance on the way to the hospital.
And it wasn't without complications...or so Jennifer thought. Her son was actually born inside the amniotic sac, which could've been life-threatening. But Sloan's quick thinking to rupture the sac saved the baby's life. They didn't tell Jennifer at the time.
Because of this, the Optimist Club of Downtown Flint awarded Deputy Sloan as an 'Officer of the Year' along with nine other recipients.
From the Flint Police Department :Sgt. Kristopher Jones, Officers John Boismier, Rod Hall, Al Essix, James Wheeler Quion Wheeler and D/Sgt. David Hanson.
From the Michigan State Police: D/Tpr. Jonathan Miller and D/Sgt. Bill Jennings.