CHP officer saves baby born in car not breathing


Stockton parents were heading to the hospital when their baby had other plans.

Ezekiel ended up being born on the side of the road but his parents quickly noticed he wasn’t breathing. 

“I handed him to her and then we realized, she goes, ‘He’s not breathing,'” said Ezekiel’s father, Calvin Thompson. “And so we handed him to the officer. He started to do what was necessary to get the baby to breathe.”

CHP Officer Philip Dibene, who is a father of four, pulled up and says his training kicked in. 

“I turned baby over. Baby was not breathing. Baby wasn’t hardly moving too much,” Dibene said. “In my mind, I’m praying, ‘God, make this a good outcome for this baby, for this family.'”

“There was so much relief,” Tiffany Lemaster, Ezekiel’s mother, said. “I feel like we were pretty blessed for them to show up when they did.”

Officer Dibene was reunited with Ezekiel at the hospital — Dibene and Ezekiel’s parents say the whole experience was a miracle of faith, putting them together at the right time with the best outcome. 

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