Deputy performs special delivery on duty

3:14 PM, Jul 17, 2013   |    comments
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(KETK) It was just another Monday for rookie Deputy Amanda Lee of Texas' Angelina County Sheriff's Office.

After a night full of storms a tree had fallen on Twin Oaks Road, so Lee headed there to direct traffic.

But when she got there she found a surprise.

A young woman on her way to the hospital, but blocked by the debris, was about to give birth.

Lee says impulse and a motherly instinct got her through it.

"Once the baby came out I needed to clear the airway, clear the nose make sure the baby cries, make sure it's breathing," she says.

New mom Tasha Scroggins says Lee, the deputy turned doctor, is a hero.

"I'm very grateful for her, because if it wasn't for her, he (her husband) was already freaked out and he wouldn't have been able to deliver it," Scroggins says.

Cloey Amanda Rogers, 6 pounds 12 ounces, was born in the back seat of Scroggins' car around 1:30 in the morning.

"We were going to name her Cloey Ann, but then we both decided to name her after the cop because she was so brave and she was the one there," Scroggins says.

Deputy Lee says she's honored for the namesake, and she says she doesn't consider herself a hero,
only a deputy doing her job.

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