The state trooper in our story loved his job. He had been going about yet another work day and pulled over a car as usual. This vehicle had tinted windows that were darker than allowed. He did not have a single clue that it was going to be a very unusual day for both him and the driver…
Just Another Workday
Michael Patterson assumed that it was going to be a typical day at work. It was the duty of the state trooper to keep the roads and highways safe. He had to keep an eye and hand a ticket to people who did not follow the rules. Oftentimes, he stopped people for violating speed regulations.
Darker Than Allowed
That fateful day, a vehicle caught his eye while he was patrolling the Kingwood Township Highway. It was a nice summer day when he saw the white BMW. The driver did not drive erratically or go over the speed limit. No, the problem was that its window tint seemed to be darker than allowed.
Many people had tinted windows, but it was important for the driver to see through them without a problem. After all, it might restrict what they could see on the road. He was concerned, so he wanted to talk to the person on the wheel. Michael did this for the sake of the driver and other people on the road!
An Unusual Ticket
It is not common for people to get pulled over for their window tint. In fact, it might be a good idea to get them installed since they can help one see better in the sunlight. However, it looked like the owner of the car went overboard this time around.
Doing His Job
Michael pulled the car over to speak to the driver about it. The 26-year-old officer turned on his switch and made a stop to turn on the siren and his lights. The driver noticed what was going on and stopped at the end of the road. We bet that the driver was already expecting to get a scolding and a ticket.
Michael got out of the car to talk to the driver and left his lights on. He was a nice fellow who always treated everyone in a friendly manner. He and the driver started to talk. However, they had no idea that they were about to discover a fascinating thing that happened in the past. Any clues what it could be?
As you can imagine, the driver of the BMW felt upset that he was pulled over. As far as he knew, he did not go over the speed limit. He was shocked when he found out that Michael wanted to talk about the window tint of his car. Apparently, this man should have known better than anyone that it was illegal.
A Retired Cop
Michael found out that the driver of the car used to be a cop himself! He had been in the police force for 3 decades before going into retirement. He enjoyed the job and worked hard. It must have been humiliating for him to get pulled over for such a thing when this used to be part of his job!
Dark Tint Windows
The retired cop was not up to anything sketchy. He just liked how the BMW looked with the tint. Of course, he did not bother to put up a fight after learning that he was in the wrong. It was not hard to fix either. The only thing he had to do was to speak to the people who added it to his car in the first place.
Michael found it much easier to talk to the driver after learning about his past. He always liked talking about the job, so they discussed work. It only took them several minutes before they formed a special bond. In the end, this conversation was going to be a very significant one for both men! But why?
Their interaction had been caught on tape since Michael had his body cam and vehicle cameras on. It was a good thing he had a record of the interaction! They continued to talk for several more minutes. Michael learned more about the older man, who went by the name Matthew Bailly.
Oldie but Goodie
Matthew Bailly used to work as a police officer. They had a lot of things in common. As always, it was nice to speak to another cop. The older man began to tell Michael that he once worked in a different city about 40 miles away. This information came as a bit of a shock for the younger man…
They continued to make small talk. The two men started talking about life as a policeman. It was at this point that the story started to come together. Michael was unable to recognize Matthew, so he asked if he used to work there. When he mentioned where he used to work, Michael could not believe it.
A Big Coincidence
The conversation did not stop right away. The older man explained that he did not work in that town. His post was a few cities away. But what made Michael so shocked to hear this? Apparently, Matthew used to work in the city where he was born. His mom still lives there as well! What a great coincidence.
Matthew inquired about his age, although Michael did not feel like it was right to return the question. Even so, the younger man started to form a theory when he found out that bit of information. He knew about a few cops from his hometown, but he was not sure if he was on the right track just yet.
26 Years Ago
It turns out that a strange thing happened in his hometown 26 years ago. To be specific, it took place on the day of his birth! Michael had not spoken to anyone about the story before, however. It was why it took some time before he put the puzzle pieces together. Let us find out if his hunch was correct.
Michael perked up when he heard that Matthew was posted in Piscataway. That was his hometown, and it was nice to meet other folks from there. What a huge coincidence it was to meet the retired cop! This new bit of information only gave them more things to talk about, so they kept the conversation going.
Matthew found out that Michael was born in that city in 1991. He wanted to hear more about this. He had been working there at the time and wondered if they have met before. The young trooper said that his birth date wa October 5, 1991. Matthew was shocked to hear this… let us see why!
All Coming Together
They had yet to talk about the particular incident, but Michael felt confident that he was right. Still, he had to avoid jumping to conclusions. They began to discuss what happened that day 26 years ago. As they talked about it some more, they found out that this was not the first time they have ever met!
Matthew confirmed his suspicions after hearing what Michael said. The young cop lived in Poe Place, which was the site of the incident he had in mind. It felt like a miracle that they were reunited after all this time. Matthew came closer to tell Michael the story he kept close all these years…
Call from Dispatch
Matthew Bailly had not forgotten Poe Place at all. Most people did not know about this small dead-end road. He had only been a cop for 4 years when the story happened. He responded to the call he got while driving down the road. After dispatch called, he drove the car to Poe Place right away!
Going into Labor
Most people know that expectant mothers normally deliver after nine months of pregnancy. It is hard to pinpoint the exact moment it will happen. There are times when the woman will wonder if the child is on the way already or not. Generally, hours of contractions alert them that they are going into labor.
How It Goes
A woman gets contractions for a number of hours when they are delivering. They start out slow and then speed up as the delivery time approaches. While this is how it commonly works, it is possible for things to happen in a different way. Sometimes, labor takes faster or longer than usual.
The woman in the story had already gone into labor before, but this time felt different. Her first time had been calmer and less intense. She could tell that things were going to be harder this time around. If she did not act fast, she might just have to give birth to her son there and then on the street!
Some people think that they are already going into labor when they are not. Michael’s mom thought that this might be what was going on. This was not something she wanted to happen. She then called her spouse and asked him for advice. She had to stay calm, but it was getting more painful!
On the Way
While waiting, she came to the realization that she was about to give birth. There was no time for her to go to the hospital. At a loss for what to do, she contacted her husband. They called the doctor as well as 911. A cop was sent her way to offer some assistance. The truth was that cops are trained for this!
When Matthew got wind of the young woman in need of assistance, he rushed to Poe Place at once. His instincts went into action as he offered as much help as he could. Karen was a married woman who had been in the 39th week of pregnancy. She went into labor unexpectedly, so she decided to call the police!
At the Store
Her due date was getting closer, but she did not suspect that her second child would be born on October 5. At the time, she and her firstborn were at the grocery store. Tarek was 10 years old, and they made it over there with no problems. Halfway through the shopping trip, Karen started getting contractions!
She did not get distant and small contractions. No, she suffered fast and intense ones! It was clearly an unusual situation since they were so painful that she could hardly return to her car. Karen even fell over! She paid for the items as soon as possible and drove home with her son.
Karen would soon learn that they did not have much time. Luckily, Poe Place was pretty close to the grocery store. They made it home, but she had to link her legs tightly and breathe through it all. Tarek felt scared to see his mother in great pain. It was a good thing his dad was already waiting at home!
When they got home, Bobby got out to help Karen. He picked her up and took her inside in the hopes of making her feel more comfortable. Aside from this, he called 911 and the doctor to ask for help. It was a situation that required urgent help, but they had no time to go to the hospital. What would happen?
Karen and Bobby were glad to see Officer Matthew Bailly. Dispatch sent him over since he had been clos to Poe Place. There was no time to waste since Karen had to give birth. This happened in just a matter of minutes since he got the dispatch! Do we even need to explain that it was a strange work day for him?
Officer Bailly had emergency reaction experience, so he only had to keep his cool. He was no medical personnel or obstetrician, so he had the doctor on the phone to help him. This was the first time he ever did this, but he was able to carry it out successfully. In the end, Karen gave birth to a healthy baby boy!
It is crazy to think that Karen was able to deliver her child with the help of a cop. In this day and age, most people deliver in hospitals. All things considered, nobody wants to give birth on the street. It was the only option they had at that moment, however. Here were Michael and Matthew, reunited by fate!
This is the first time we have ever heard of anyone giving birth with police assistance. Many women are blessed enough to get to the hospital in time. Some end up giving birth on the street or in the car, however. Luckily for Karen and Bobby, Officer Matthew had great timing!
While not a common occurrence, a police officer has to be ready for moments like this. Of course, it is probably a once in a lifetime event. However, we have no doubts that the person who will do this will find it a miraculous experience. Matthew remembered the incident very vividly even decades later.
Matthew took responsibility and lived up to the expectations people had of him. He was able to ensure that the labor would go smoothly. It only lasted a few minutes since Karen had been in the late phase of labor by the time he got there. He did unravel the umbilical cord and handed Michael to his parents.
It would have been impossible to predict that they would meet again after all this time. They ran into each other completely out of the blue. They realized that it was a lucky accident. They kept talking about all sorts of things until Michael noticed just how much time they had spent talking to one another.
They had no time to talk about every single thing that they wanted to discuss. They had to say goodbye, but Michael felt glad that he got to experience this meeting. It was hard for him to leave since he felt lucky to have met the man who helped with his birth. However, his job could not wait any longer.
Reporting for Duty
He had to return to his job. Michael was a policeman and had to do what he had to do. Growing up, he always thought it was incredible that a policeman helped his mom give birth to him. It was partly what pushed him to start a law enforcement career. He liked hearing the story, and it made him who he was!
See Him Again
Michael wanted to get to know Matthew more, but he was unsure if the retired cop would like that too. He needed to do something if he wanted this to happen. It was a good thing that he wrote down where Matthew lived. And no, he did not give Matthew a ticket! How could do such a thing after everything?
Matthew Bailly became a cop to help others. He has done that many times, but one of the most memorable things he did was to help a pregnant woman deliver her child. That moment stuck with him and warmed his heart. While stressful, it felt like a miracle to help bring a new person into the world.
Michael was shocked to hear the story Matthew had to tell. Of course, it made sense that he would feel that way! After all, the driver of the BMW just told him the story of the day he was born! After Matthew narrated his experience, he could not wait to tell him the truth. The fact of the matter was that he was the boy that the retired cop helped deliver all those years ago.
Matthew initially had doubts about his suspicions. It felt unbelievable that he was actually speaking to the boy he delivered all those years ago. There was no way that the same thing happened twice on the same day. It sounded unbelievable, but it truly looked like they met over two and a half decades ago.
It took a few minutes to realize what it all meant. They did not expect anything like this to happen. After all, the story began when he pulled over a BMW for its tinted windows. They stayed on the roadside to talk even more. Michael then revealed that his mother Karen gave birth to him on October 5, 1991.
We cannot blame them for talking some more when the truth came to light. They were both in disbelief at the revelation. They were not even located in the city where it all happened. Matthew could not believe that this was the boy he helped bring into this world. Michael even followed in his foosteps!
It is rare for both parties involved in a traffic stop to part ways happily. That was happened here at any rate. The trooper did not give Matthew a ticket, and they were both awestruck when they left. It truly brightened their days! Both men also called their wives to report the incredible thing that took place
Their families were both in shock after hearing about what happened. This sounded impossible, but it did happen. Their wives asked the two men if they had the other’s contact information. However, they were both blown away by the meeting that they forgot to do so. Luckily, Michael had a lead.
After all, he already wrote down the date and driver’s permit when eh planned to hand Michael a ticket. This meant that he knew where Matthew lived! It gave the two men the opportunity to get in touch once more. Michael wrote down a note for the older man and then left it at the gate of his home.
Matthew was delighted that Michael reached out to him. He felt regret about not getting the contact information of the younger man. He got in touch by calling the phone number that Michael indicated in the note. They planned to get together for lunch at Matthew’s house. Celebrations were in order!
If you ask us, it sounds like fate wanted this meeting to happen. We have no other explanation for how this came to be. They felt happy about the reunion even if it did not sound possible. Despite this, Michael still felt unsatisfied. They got to spend only a little time together, and he wanted more.
It might sound a bit selfish, but Michael wanted more time with the cop who helped his family in such a difficult time. The two men shared a special bond. Michael wanted to get a better understanding of Matthew and show him that he turned out all right. He got his chance to do so during their meeting!
It makes a lot of sense that Michael was excited to relay the news to his mom. He knew that she would also be thrilled to hear about it! The young cop could tell that his mother was going to find it just as amazing as he did. It was a crazy time for the trooper, but he could not wait to tell her all about it.
Karen was overcome with emotion when she heard the experience her son just had. It was an amazing and exciting story, if a little unbelievable. We are sure that giving birth to Michael was one of the craziest experiences of her life. She felt hopeful about what the future had in store for her son after hearing that Matthew had a great law enforcement career. She wanted to thank the retired cop as well!
No doubt, Karen found it difficult to deliver her second kid. It was already hard to give birth normally. Can you imagine how hard it must have been when it took place on her front steps with no medicine? Karen wanted to extend her gratitude to Matthew for being there for her during her time of need.
Everyone agreed to get together for lunch. We bet that it was a very interesting day for all of them! They enjoyed a meal together and talked about the past few decades. We are sure that they both wanted to learn more about the other family. Nothing beats good food and amazing company, after all.
A Big Family
In the end, it felt like the two families became a big one. They had plenty of things to talk about, and they were all pleased to meet everyone. The story was a rather unusual one, but it led to a lovely encounter for them all. They were all shocked that such a thing could even happen!
But what about Karen, who Michael brought over with him? She had a hard time believing it when she heard the chance encounter between Officer Matthew Bailly and her son. The older cop helped her out during a tough time, and she will never forget about it. Karen was emotional about the whole thing!
It was an emotional and warm reunion for everyone. Can you believe that such a nice moment was the result of a traffic stop? Nobody expected how it would turn out. They all made plans, exchanged stories, and took photos together. We are glad that Michael’s childhood hero lived up to his expectations!