SEPTA cop delivers baby


This week’s Malcolm McLaughlin award (see 1, 2) goes to…. SEPTA cop Steven Rocher.

As the Daily News (and many, many others) are reporting, Officer Rocher delivered a baby on Christmas morning at a bus stop at 18th and Lehigh.

Steven Rocher’s Christmas morning began like many other holiday celebrations. He woke up early and went over to his mother’s house to surprise her with gifts.

He then bought his usual morning coffee, and while waiting to catch a bus to go to his job as a SEPTA police officer, he wound up helping to deliver a baby.

This Christmas-morning babe was not wrapped in swaddling clothes or lying in a manger, but rather was wrapped in a baggy sweatshirt and lying on a gritty North Philadelphia sidewalk.

Congratulations, Officer Rocher, Mom, and Dad. And have a wonderful New Year!

(image by Bob Vogel.)