A 34-year-old police officer was lauded after rescuing a lady who gave birth inside a rescue vehicle in San Vicente, Camarines Norte last January 17, 2022.
CPL Leo John V. Samonte, a police officer deployed in a vaccination site at the San Vicente Municipal Health Office did not hesitate to help the pregnant woman.
According to CPL Samonte, they were escorting some fellow cops for the COVID-19 immunization at the Rural Health Unit when a van carrying a pregnant woman arrived.
The woman was not brought to the municipal birthing center because the route was reportedly clogged.
Samonte, who is already 9 years in the service claimed that the woman was already in labor when he saw the medical team required assistance. He also happened to be a registered nurse, so he volunteered to assist with the child’s discharge.
The woman who is a resident of Barangay Cabanbanan in San Vicente successfully gave birth to a baby boy and is grateful for what the police officer has done to help her.
Samonte, in a statement, said he is honored to be able to help the mother and her newborn.
“Masayang maibahagi ang ating kaalaman sa pamamagitan ng pagtulong sa kapwa nating nangangailangan hindi lamang bilang pulis kundi bilang isang nurse. Ang pagkakataong tumulong sa kapwa natin ay lubhang nakakapagbigay po ng kakaibang saya sa pakiramdam bilang alagad ng batas kasi bibihirang pagkakataon po yung ganito, yung kakaibang tulong na maibibigay mo sa kapwa mo, yung makatulong ka na maisalba ang buhay ng mag-ina, talaga pong walang katumbas na saya.”CPL Leo John V. Samonte
PCPT Danilo Ignacio Cosme, Jr. commends Samonte for his good actions and willingness to assist others in need. Samonte originally worked as team head of the Camarines Norte Police Provincial Office’s police-nurse group, caring for some patients in COVID-19, before joining the Traffic Patrol Police Non-Commissioned Officer of the San Vicente Municipal Police Station.