Woman in labor arrested for speeding, KSP soldier escorts her to hospital
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) – A local Kentucky state soldier is credited with helping escort a laboring woman safely to hospital.
“I couldn’t believe this person had just passed me at this speed as they approached from behind,” said Private Jason Adkison of the Kentucky State Police.
On his way back to Bowling Green from Frankfort where he was for training, Private Adkison did not expect this interstate meeting at Elizabethtown.
“I was sort of mentally, you know, getting ready for this, going into chase mode and turning on my siren.” It still doesn’t stop at the start. And finally, it stops after a few kilometers, âhe said.
When he approached the car, Jacqueline Cornish didn’t even have to explain herself.
âI look down and she is obviously pregnant. And she says, I’m in labor, âAdkison said.
Quickly assessing the situation, Adkison offered to call an ambulance for him.
“And I was like, please don’t do that.” I don’t have time to wait, âsaid Cornish.
âI went from, you know, thinking I was in a car chase to how I’m going to get the laboring woman to the hospital as fast as I can,â Adkison said.
So the seven-year-old KSP soldier turned on his lights and sirens, followed closely by Cornish.
âHe led the way through red lights and whatever tried to get to the hospital,â Cornish said.
Cornish was greeted by a team of people at Hardin County Memorial Hospital, and Adkison left as quickly as he arrived.
âHe had called that night to check on me. But under HIPAA, they couldn’t give them any information, âCornish explained.
A long day later, Adkison finally made contact with mother and new baby girl Alisha. He went to the hospital to bring the healthy newborn baby a KSP soft toy.
âI was just excited to be able to meet her the next day,â Adkison said. âI was truly honored to be able to hold Alisha. I don’t think I’ve ever held such a new baby in the world. “
“He said he had a hard time finding this to some extremely grateful to the officer and bringing the baby the teddy bear,” said Cornish.
While the unexpected is just part of law enforcement’s job, this KSP soldier says this week was just another reminder.
âI was thinking of Trooper’s Creed, we submit people when something goes wrong. But we also help people when needed. And it’s something that’s embedded in all of us, âAdkison said.
Healthy baby girl Alisha Lynzee Pierre Louis gave birth early Thursday morning, weighing six pounds and 15 ounces. He is Cornish’s second child.
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