Police officer helps woman deliver baby girl at home in Patchogue

PATCHOGUE, Long Island (WABC) -- For a Long Island couple, Labor Day began with a woman going into labor, and a police officer was there to help bring the baby into the world.

At about 2:51 a.m., Suffolk County police officer Robert Burgos responded to a 911 call at a home on Jennings Avenue in Patchogue.

Officer Burgos assisted as 29-year-old Edith Punin gave birth to a baby girl, Kayla Maritza, who arrived at 3:00 a.m.

The mother and baby were taken to Stony Brook University Hospital, and both are doing well.

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