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Chief: New London mom gives birth in front of her apartment

Cary Ashby • Jul 31, 2019 at 10:00 PM

NEW LONDON — Brianna Kosic welcomed her third child into the world — in front of her New London home.

The birth of her son went smoothly with the assistance of New London Police Officers Zachary Ingraham and Jacob Johnson. Police said Kosic, 31, gave birth about 12:48 a.m. Monday.

“When the officers arrived, I would say within five minutes, she gave birth. … I would say within five to seven minutes the baby was born,” Chief Mike Marko said. 

Ingraham and Johnson arrived within seconds of receiving a call from the Huron County Sheriff’s Office about a female being in labor at a South Main Street, New London, apartment. The report came in at 12:48 a.m.

“Mom met the officers outside of the apartment on the sidewalk and was ready to give birth,” Marko said. “The officers immediately prepared for the birth as there was no time to move her. Firelands Ambulance arrived and with their assistance, Mom gave birth to a baby boy.”

Kosic’s husband, Ken, was there when his son was born.

“They’re good people,” Marko said.

After the birth, the mother and son were transported to Fisher-Titus Medical Center for further care. 

“I hear Mom is doing fine,” Marko said. “I believe they have two children; this will be No. 3.” 

New London officers receive CPR and first aid training from Firelands Ambulance.

Marko said this is the first time in his 10 years as the village police chief that his officers have assisted in a birth. The chief praised the work of Ingraham and Johnson.

“I thought they handled themselves well. Everything turned out really well. I was grateful for their quick response and the compassion they showed Mom. I’m glad everything worked out as well as it did; thank goodness.”

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