On October 30th, Officer Adsudalah Brooks and Recruit Officer Laura Crespo of the Apopka Police Department responded to a 911 call about a female giving birth at home. A second update said if they got there before the Apopka Fire Department, they would be delivering the baby.
Upon arrival, Brooks and Crespo heard a female inside the residence in distress. The front door was locked, so the officers continued to the side of the residence, where they were able to make entry. A family member directed them to the mom, who was in active labor.
Brooks, a father of two, said he immediately recalled being part of his own children’s birth and began assisting in the delivery. After a couple of successful pushes by mom, she delivered a healthy baby boy. Brooks cleared the baby’s airway and gently rubbed him until he gave his first cry. Paramedics from the AFD arrived on the scene and continued care.
Now, two weeks later, it's time for the two heroes to enjoy a little barbecue.
On Tuesday, November 14th, Sonny’s BBQ will recognize Officer Adsudalah Brooks and Recruit Officer Laura Crespo of the Apopka Police Department for their role in delivering a baby. On October 30, the officers received a 911 call from a woman in labor. After arriving at her home, they realized they had no time to get her to the hospital and immediately took action to help deliver the baby safely. To thank the officers for their heroic actions, Sonny’s BBQ will be providing them and their other officers a full-course BBQ meal. Brooks and Crespo will each receive a RABBQ certificate, a $100 Sonny’s BBQ gift card, and Sonny’s Swag Bag at the celebratory event.
WHEN: Tuesday, November 14tyh at 11:00 AM EST
WHERE: Sonny’s BBQ Apopka| 2210 East Semoran Boulevard, in Apopka
WHO: Sonny’s BBQ Pitmaster Luis Lainez will be recognizing Officer Adsudalah Brooks and Recruit Officer Laura Crespo of the Apopka Police Department
More about Random Acts of BBQ:
With a mission to Spread the Spirit of BBQ in each of their communities through Random Acts of BBQ, Sonny’s BBQ is always looking to recognize those who make a difference – special individuals who selflessly give their time, talents, and effort to the community. Anyone who deserves a little surprise BBQ recognition can be nominated at RandomActsofBBQ.com.