Deputy Robert Pounds has been in law enforcement from past 26 years and for him every day is not a routine. Recently, at Naples, Florida, at 4:00 a.m., Pounds noticed a car that was speeding at 63 miles per hour while the max speed limit was for 45 miles per hour. Minutes later Pounds helped the couple who was in the car, deliver their baby.
When Pounds saw the man speeding up his car, he pulled him over. Wilfrid Jean-Louis 36 stopped the car and told Pounds, his wife is going to deliver a baby any time soon. Wilfrid’s wife, Fabian George, 35 could be heard s-creaming at the back seat.
In the camera footage, Jean-Louis can be heard saying “Officer, you have the right to stop me, I’m not gonna even lie. We have a baby coming out.
That’s the reason why I am speeding. Initially, Pounds thought that this was all made up. But then Pounds saw the head crowning. Pounds told to TODAY, “I laid the blanket down and it wasn’t too long after that I was holding a newborn baby in my hands. I guess you could say it was just my training that ki-cked in. The baby did most of the work, we’ll put it that way.” Jean-Louis said “I had to scream out for help because I was in shock. I didn’t know what was gonna happen.”
Pounds runs to get backup and got gloves and sterile blanket, in the footage Pounds can be heard telling Jean-Louis “I am coming bud-hang on.” A few minutes later, Pounds delivers the couple’s baby. Pounds said that the little girl gripped his forefinger.
He said “The baby gripped my forefinger, which really made me feel good because it was a nice tight squeeze and I knew she was going to be ‘OK’.” Jean-Louis and Fabian named their daughter Leila Robert Jean-Louis.
The couple said they named her to honor the kind officer. Jean- Louis said “It was only right. It was only fair. He was there, and he did what I wasn’t able to do.” Pounds said “Even though I looked calm, I was probably a little more afraid on the inside than I appeared. But my training and my agency’s training really helped me out quite a bit.” Jean-Louis told to ‘TODAY’ “Everybody’s afraid to get pulled over. But this time I was happy.” In the report Pounds wrote “Due to the nature of the circumstances, Jean-Louis was not given any citations, and he left shortly after the ambulance left with his wife and new daughter.”