Officer attends graduation of baby he delivered on side of road in 1999

MONTGOMERY CO. – On November 13, 1999, Montgomery County Police Officer Robert Hunt conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 270. What happened next would remain a part of his life forever.

During the traffic stop, a man ran to Officer Hunt and said his wife was having a baby in their van.

(PHOTO: Montgomery Co. Police)

Hunt jumped into the couple’s van and found that the umbilical cord was wrapped around the baby boy’s neck.

(PHOTO: Montgomery Co. Police)

Officer Hunt removed the cord from the baby, cleared his airway, and the baby began to breathe. The baby was then taken to a hospital.

The baby boy was given the name Thomas Robert Duboyce. His middle name was named after Officer’s Hunt’s first name.

Over the years, police say Officer Hunt and the Duboyce family stayed in contact.

On Friday, Officer Hunt, now a 24-year veteran of the police department, attended Thomas Duboyce’s graduation.

The 18-year-old graduated from Oakdale High School.