Baby boy delivered at the State Police barracks in Boston, NY

Baby boy delivered at the State Police barracks in Boston, NY

Major Michael J. Cerretto
Troop A Commander


Boston, NY – February 12, 2015 – At approximately 1:48 PM, SP Clarence advised SP Boston there was a female ready to deliver a baby in the parking lot of SP Boston.

Sgt. Vincent Lightcap and Sgt. Christopher Waiss went into the parking lot and observed Misty M. Kovacs, 27, of Boston, NY, in the passenger seat of her vehicle, in labor.

Mrs. Kovacs and her husband, Matthew Kovacs advised that Misty’s water broke at her residence and the contractions were less then a minute apart.

Patchin Volunteer Fire Department and Hamburg ambulance were immediately dispatched.

Mr. Kovacs pulled the car into the heated garage at SP Boston and Mrs. Kovacs was placed on blankets and towels on the floor of the garage, as other State Police members gathered supplies awaiting the baby’s imminent arrival.

Patchin Volunteer Fireman Eric Baumgartner and Sgt. Waiss proceeded to deliver the baby boy at approximately 1:55 PM, while Mr. Kovacs assisted Misty in staying in upright position.

After delivering the baby, Sgt. Waiss handed the baby to Investigator Ryan Shanahan, who held the baby until the Hamburg EMTs arrived.

The baby, Riley William Kovacs, weighed in at 8 pounds 4 ounces.

Riley and his mother, were transported via ambulance to Mercy Hospital, where both are are healthy and doing fine at this time.

Sgt. Lightcap, Troopers William Hager and Stephen Packard, along with SP Boston BCI, Senior Investigator Josh Keats, Inv. Dan Strozyk and Zone II Secretary Tammy Werts assisted continuously in getting additional blankets, towels, and supplies.

Author: Harlem Valley News