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Oh Baby! Ridgefield Park Police Meet Boy They Delivered One Year Ago

Officers Brad Gilmoure and Kenneth Knebl and Sgt. Justin Tress met baby Lyon Judah Garcia at his home on Sunday. Photo Credit: Contributed
The Garcia family with the officers who helped deliver baby Lyon Judah. Photo Credit: Contributed

Three Ridgefield Park police officers were reunited with the baby boy they delivered in his parents' apartment nearly a year ago.

Officers Brad Gilmoure and Kenneth Knebl and Sgt. Justin Tress met baby Lyon Judah Garcia at his home on Sunday.

The baby wasn't due for another three weeks when mom Taina Peralta's water suddenly broke in her and Tito Garcia's apartment last year.

Garcia ran to the bathroom to get ready after his wife woke him at 1:45 a.m. Friday.He came out moments later to find her leaning against a wall.

"He's coming right now!" she shouted.

"What?!" an anxious Garcia shouted. "Don't do this to me!"

"His head is coming out!" his wife yelled.

Garcia dialed 9-1-1.Moments later, a trio of Ridgefield Park police officers needed only a minute to complete a special delivery there in the home -- all six pounds, 13 ounces and 19 inches of him -- "the same measurements as when I was born," Garcia said. "What are the chances of that?"

Lyon Judah -- a name of royalty regarded as a reference to Jesus among Christians -- is Garcia's first child. Peralta also has another.

The couple invited Officers Brad Gilmoure and Kenneth Knebl and Sgt. Justin Tress back to show their appreciation with a plaque they had made.

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