Danville police officer Derek Robbins has his name on a birth certificate after delivering a baby in the parking lot of the Hampton Inn on Montgomery Way Tuesday afternoon.
Teresa Ponce, Frankfort, was driving from her home to Stanford when she went into labor. Robbins answered the 911 call just after 4 p.m., and upon arrival he delivered a baby girl, Mrs. Ponce's fourth child.
"She did great," said Robbins. "She was so calm. Really, all I did was stand there and catch the baby."
Robbins worked as a paramedic for Boyle EMS before becoming a police officer. He signed the birth certificate because he was the first "official" person to hold the baby.
A spokesman for Ephraim McDowell Regional Hospital said this morning that mother and daughter are both "doing well."
The Advocate will have more on this story in Thursday's edition.