On 02-19-2006, at approximately 10:00 PM, Deputy Ramey of the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office initiated a vehicle enforcement stop on South Bascom Avenue near Renova. The driver, Rafael Castro, immediately exited his vehicle and approached Deputy Ramey. Castro told Deputy Ramey that his wife Judith Avila was inside the vehicle, and in labor.
Deputy Ramey quickly proceeded to check on the welfare of Avila. Upon approaching the vehicle he observed that she was in the process of giving birth to a child. Deputy Ramey requested the assistance of paramedics and began to render aid to Avila. Using the skills that he learned during his First Aid training, Deputy Ramey was able to assist Avila in delivering the healthy newborn girl. Shortly after she gave birth, paramedics arrived on scene and transported Judith and her baby to Valley Medical Center for additional treatment and observation.
The 7 lbs. 9 oz. baby girl is healthy and is the first for the couple. Both mom and dad were extremely grateful for the assistance and fast thinking of Deputy Ramey.
Staying calm, and knowing what to do allowed Deputy Ramey to assist the couple during this crucial moment.
All Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office Deputies are required to have current CPR and First Aid certification. This training allows Deputies to render CPR and First Aid to victims as soon as they arrive on scene.