“It’s about being there for someone at his or her worst, unfortunate day and helping everyone else too,” said Ms. Malloy who lives in Culpeper County.
She received a year of classroom and on-the-job medical training for CPR, birth, defibrillator use and other emergency techniques.
Previously, she worked for the Virginia Department of Transportation as a dispatcher.
“We don’t get a lot of births that happen on the phone before the ambulance arrives, so we celebrate it,” Communications Manager Joell Kight said. “In my tenure (20 years), I can’t remember a baby delivered before an ambulance arrived.”
To protect the family’s privacy, the sheriff’s office declined to identify the newborn or his mom.