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ST. GEORGE — Less than 35 minutes after LaVerkin Police Sgt. Amber Crouse responded to a childbirth call, Montee Remington Hare was delivered into the sergeant’s hands in an ambulance on Interstate 15.
“I’ve always said that my career would not be complete until I delivered a baby,” Crouse said.
At about 9 a.m. Sunday, Crouse was dispatched to the first call of her shift but was rerouted shortly after to a childbirth call at a residence in LaVerkin. She arrived at the home to find Kelli Hare in active labor.
It was then that Crouse said she quickly realized that she “was going to be delivering a baby today.”
Emergency medical personnel arrived minutes later and loaded “mom, medical staff and Sgt. Crouse” into the ambulance and headed west toward the interstate.
While en route to the hospital, labor progressed to the point that the mother began pushing.