MA State Trooper Reunites With Girl He Helped Deliver 9 Years Ago

Photo: Massachusetts State Police

DARTMOUTH, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — It was a "wow" moment for Massachusetts State Police at a Family Fun Day event held by Hope Evangelical Community Church over the weekend. A 9-year-old girl, inspired to become a police officer because of the heroic actions of an officer who saved her life at birth, was reunited with the man for the first time since that terrifying day.

When Amiyah was born, the umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck, a complication that, although not extremely uncommon, can potentially cause strangulation or other birth injuries. New Bedford Police Officer Nate Monteiro delivered the baby and quickly unwrapped the umbilical cord, potentially saving her life.

Since that day, 9 years ago, Officer Monteiro has joined the Massachusetts State Police as a member of the Recruitment and Diversity unit.

When Amiyah told officers of her story at the Family Fun Day, they called now Trooper Monteiro at home. He arrived at the event to meet the little girl he had kept safe as he brought her into the world all those years ago.

There, the two reunited for the first time. Trooper Monteiro and Amiyah hugged and she got the chance to thank the man who inspired her to follow her own dreams in becoming a police officer one day.

"There was, after all, nine years of catching up to do," Massachusetts State Police said.

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