Germantown police commended for helping deliver baby boy
GERMANTOWN, Wis. (CBS 58) – A Germantown cop is being commended for aiding births.
There was no time to go to the hospital this week as a Germantown mother went into labor at home. The police got there in time.
Officer Justin Pesch, with six years on the job, has been promoted. He said that as soon as he stepped out of his team, he could hear a woman screaming. Just three minutes after he entered the house, baby Mason popped out. A joyful reunion, just five days after this young family had an unexpected experience.
Christine Rukis, Mason’s mother, said: “I tell people I’ve gone into coding mode like this is what I need. I need a towel. I need someone here and I need help.” Christine Rukis, Mason’s mother, said.
Christine Rukis, an NICU nurse, is upstairs in her bathroom – her husband Alex is on the phone with dispatch.
Dispatch: “If the baby’s head starts to protrude, I’d like you to put a hand under the baby’s head for support as the baby emerges. Is that okay?”
Caller: “Okay.” (scream)
With his wife in excruciating pain, Alex Rukis trying to keep it together, he fears what might happen in this moment to his young family, which includes two other sons, Connor and Dillon.
“It’s like thinking about her, thinking about all the situations,” said Alex Rukis, Mason’s dad.
To his surprise, Officer Pesch was just a few blocks away and dashed forward.
“As I was driving there, they said the baby was coming so I was a bit worried,” said Germantown Police Officer Justin Pesch.
But nerves don’t show, and that’s been very helpful to this couple in a time of need.
Christine Rukis said: ‘I would never have known he didn’t give birth based on how calm he was, he could only calm us down.
Caller: “Keep pushing, okay.”
Dispatch: “Okay Alex, are you having a baby soon?”
Christine Rukis said: ‘His head turned out on the first push and his body turned out on the second push and it was the fastest delivery I’ve ever had.
“Definitely a crazy experience and he’s so small, so cute,” Officer Pesch said.
“Delivery on my bathroom floor isn’t the idea of a perfect delivery for me by any means,” says Christine Rukis.
After the home birth, baby Mason and his mother took an ambulance down to Froedtert, where they heard the happy ending that baby Mason weighed 6 kg and was healthy.