BENBROOK (CBSDFW.COM) – Monday morning’s ride to work delivered an unexpected surprise for Tarrant County Precinct 5 Deputy Constable Craig Diebold.
“One of the moments I’ll never forget. I will remember it for the rest of my life,” he said.
When a black Jeep Cherokee sped past him, he signaled for the driver to pull over.
Little did Diebold know that an expectant father – Caleb Hall was behind the wheel of that Jeep; and his wife – Destiny Hall, 26, was in labor on the passenger side.
“I said, ‘You need to make it to the side of the road. I’m not making it to the hospital,’ ” said Destiny Hall.
By the time Diebold reached the couple to tell them an ambulance was on the way, he learned the baby was coming.
“All I could do was hold her hand and guide him on what to do,” said Diebold.
Surveillance video from the Quik Stop captured the moment little Evelyn was born in its parking lot.
“Amazing. I can’t even put it into words. I think it was the most beautiful sound I think I’ve ever heard,” said Diebold of the newborn’s first cry.
Ironically, recent events had Diebold questioning his role as a police officer. He said he asked God for a sign, and believes one was delivered… weighing 6 pounds 11 ounces.
“Personally I needed it. That morning, I needed it more than ever. It was an answered prayer, literally. An answered prayer,” said Diebold.
The bonding between the Halls and Deputy Diebold didn’t end at the gas station either. They plan to meet for dinner later this week.
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