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LMPD officer who delivered baby at 18th and Broadway reunites with mother and daughter

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Norma Silliman was at her in-laws house in Shepherdsville when her water broke Monday afternoon. 

So her best friend put her in the car, and they started driving to University Hospital in downtown Louisville. 

But baby Emma couldn't wait. 

"I felt her head coming out at 18th and West Broadway," Silliman said.

Blocks away from the hospital, the baby was coming ... in the front seat of her friend's Toyota Corolla. 

1st Division LMPD Officer Elisha Thompson didn't have time to panic.

"A lady started flashing her high beams at me and honking her horn, so I slow, she pulls up next to me and says she's delivering a baby," Thompson said.

"She just told me to pull my pants down and push," Silliman said.

Just three pushes later, and baby Emma was born. They trio had a reunion Tuesday afternoon.

"First child I've ever delivered," Thompson said.

But that special experience is not all the women share. 

Baby Emma is actually named Emma Angela Elisha.

"I made that decision after I learned the officer's name that delivered her," Silliman said. "I appreciate her a lot, and I would like to thank her from the bottom of my heart. She helped me do the best thing that I could by delivering this one."

"Nobody calls the police when they're having a good day," Thompson said. "It's really nice to help somebody and bring life into the world."

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