State trooper Michael Patterson enjoyed his job. One fateful day, he asked a vehicle to stop because the windows were too dark. He had no clue that it would lead to a revelation of epic proportions. He did not think much of it in the beginning, but not once did he think that something like this would happen.
Just Another Workday
When he began his day, he had no idea that it was going to be a strange one for him. He was responsible for safekeeping roads and highways. He pulled over those who break the rules of the road. Traffic stops and tickets are not unusual for him. Of course, many of the folks he stops are not at all happy to see him.
Darker Than Allowed
On this fateful day, there was one car that stood out to him while he was patrolling the Kingwood Township Highway. It was a nice day in June, and he was trying to pull over a white BMW. It was had nothing to do with speeding or his driving. However, the windows on the car were darker than allowed.
It is not uncommon for people to tint their car windows, but there is a limit to it. One must still be able to see through them while driving. He was concerned for this very reason. This was why he was trying to pull over the car. Michael knew that it was his duty to ensure the safety of this driver and others.
An Unusual Ticket
It was not common for him to pull over people for tinted windows. They can be good ideas since it lets one see despite the sunlight. This was not going to be a regular ticket for Michael, but he had no idea just how special it was going to be. In general, officers are too busy to hand out tickets for tints.
Doing His Job
Michael pulled over the driver to talk about the heavily tinted windows. This 26-year-old trooper turned on his switch for the lights and siren. The driver noticed it and stopped at the end of the road. Without a doubt, the driver was probably wondering what exactly they did wrong.
Michael left the vehicle to talk to the BMW driver but left the lights on. This cop was a good guy and made sure to be friendly with everyone regardless of their offense. They started talking as soon as they met up. He and the driver would soon find out many things about each other and discover a surprise.
The driver of the BMW was upset that he was pulled over. As far as he knew, he did not go past the speed light. He did not have any idea why he got pulled over. However, this is one person who should have known the rules better than anyone else. Can you guess why we would say such a thing?
A Retired Cop
This guy was actually a former officer himself! As we all know, policemen should know the rules better than any other person out there. He enjoyed the job and was good at it. No doubt, he must have been embarrassed to get pulled over by another cop. It was a good thing he had a handle on the situation.
Dark Tint Windows
This cop was not up to any trouble. He only liked the BMW better with a darker tint. He did not plan to put up a fight when he found out that it was too dark. It was not that hard to get a lighter tint. The only thing he had to do was to talk to those who put it in.
When he found out that the driver was ex-police, Michael found it easier to talk. It was neat to meet another person who knew the ins and outs of the job. They mostly talked about work and formed a great bond because of it. Despite this, they had no idea that they would change each other’s lives.
Their interaction was caught by the body cam that Michael was wearing. The cameras on the car had been on as well. It was a good thing that he had a record of the incredible experience. They learned more about each other as they continued to talk. The ex-cop was a man called Matthew Bailly.
Oldie but Goodie
Matthew Bailly has since retired from the force. Even so, they still had lots of things in common. Michael always enjoyed meeting other people in the field. The older man told Michael that he once worked in a different city, one not that far away. It was only 40 miles or so away from where they were.
They talked about a lot of things, even though they started out by talking shop. Matthew and Michael discussed life as a policeman and the things they had to handle. That was when everything started to unfold for them. Michael asked if he worked in that town, but Michael did not. Where did he come from?
A Big Coincidence
Matthew and Michael continued to talk to each other and found out more stuff about one another. The older guy said he worked a few cities away from there. The younger man was surprised to hear such a thing. Apparently, it was the same place he calls his hometown! How amazing of a coincidence is that?
When asked how old he was, Michael did not feel like it was right to ask the older man the same question. However, he began to speculate about a certain thing after hearing that Matthew was posted in his hometown. He was familiar with a couple of cops from there. Could his hunch be right?
26 Years Ago
You should know that something strange happened there 26 years ago. It was not your regular cop story! It was the day of Michael’s birth. This young man has never discussed it with anyone, however. It might even be the reason he did not connect the dots right away. Let us find out what he had in mind.
Matthew got his attention when he told him where he used to work. That was Michael’s hometown, so he was fascinated to meet someone from there. It was a huge coincidence to meet a fellow cop from there. They had a lot of things to discuss, so their conversation flowed more naturally.
After finding out that the young cop was born in Piscataway back in 1991, Matthew was also intrigued. He had been working there around that time. Could Michael have something to do with a particular case that he worked on? It started to dawn on him when Michael told him he was born on October 5!
All Coming Together
They had yet to talk about the particular incident, but Michael was sure that his gut was right. He had to bring it up to confirm his suspicions, of course. They began to discuss that fateful night 26 years ago. As they talked some more, they learned that this was not the first time they have ever met.
For Matthew, the confirmation came when Michael answered a question he asked. The young man told him that he grew up in Poe Place. It was the same site as the incident Matthew had in mind. It blew their minds that they met again decades later! Matthew relayed the whole story to the younger man.
Call from Dispatch
Matthew Bailly could recall Poe Place as if it happened just yesterday. The incident took place in the small dead-end road people did not know about. He was new to the force at the time. As he was roving the streets, he got a call. He was still a rookie with only 4 years under his belt when he was told to go to Poe Place.
Going into Labor
After carrying a baby for most of the year, labor acts as the finale to the journey. However, it is hard to predict the exact moment that it will happen. Some spend a few days wondering if the baby was finally on the way or not. Generally, they experience lower contractions before the time comes.
How It Goes
A woman gets contractions for a certain period when they go into labor. While it starts off pretty slowly, they speed up when delivery approaches. This is typically how it works, but it still varies from one woman to another. Sometimes, labor takes longer or quicker than usual.
This was not the first time this woman has gone into labor. However, this felt different. Previously, it was much calmer. It was a lot more intense this time, so she was aware that it was likely going to be more difficult. She had to do something if she did not want to give birth to the child on the street!
A lot of women think they are already in labor when it is not there yet. Michael’s mom wondered if that was what was happening. She did not want to be like them. This was the reason she dialed her husband’s numbers and asked him for advice. She tried to stay calm even when it was getting painful.
On the Way
She kept waiting but realized that the baby was truly on its way. There was not enough time for her to go to the hospital for the delivery. She talked to her husband, but they had no idea what the right thing to do would be. They called the doctor and 911. A cop was asked to come to her to help out.
When Matthew was notified of a pregnant lady in distress, he rushed over to Poe Place. He was alert when he got to the tiny road. Karen was a young woman who was pregnant for 39 weeks at the time. She did not expect to go into labor then and there. Without her husband, the cops were her best bet.
At the Store
Karen was getting nearer to the due date, but the estimated date of delivery was October 5. This was why she brought her son Tarek to the grocery store. He was 10 years old, and they got there just fine. She, however, could tell that something was off as they were shopping. She started to get contractions!
She did not even get small contractions that were far apart. No, they were fast and intense! It was not what the majority of labors are like. The contractions got so intense that she had a hard time returning to the car. Karen even fell over! She paid for the items and drove back to Poe Place as quickly as possible.
She learned that she did not have much time to spare. Luckily, their house was not very far from the grocery store. She was able to go home without any issues. She closed her legs so tightly as she tried breathing through it all. Her son was terrified for her but felt helpless for his mother.
When they got home, her husband Bobby helped her out. He picked her up and took her inside so that she will be more comfortable. He also called the doctor and 911 to ask for help. He could tell that this was urgent, but it was too late to head to the hospital. They needed help as quickly as they could get it.
Karen and Bobby were relieved when Officer Bailly arrived. Dispatch sent him to Poe Place because he was close by. There was no time to lose! She needed as much help as she could get. Could he help her?
Officer Matthew Bailly had emergency reaction experience, so he only had to keep calm. He was no medical personnel, however. He remained on the phone with Karen’s doctor the whole time to ensure that it was all going well. He was inexperienced, so it would no doubt be challenging to deliver a baby. The good news was that he was able to pull it off! In the end, Karen gave birth to a healthy baby boy.
Can you believe that this police officer assisted in the delivery of this child? A lot of people just go to the hospital to give birth. It might not be ideal to deliver the kid this way, but they did not have much choice. Not once did Michael think that he was going to meet the cop who helped with his birth!
Now, it is almost unheard of for police to help with the delivery of children. Many women just head straight to the hospital. Some give birth on the street or in the car when they run out of time. We are glad to hear that Matthew had good timing and arrived at Poe Place just in time to lend Karen a hand.
Most police officers never have to do this during their tenure. However, it is important for them to be ready for this. If this ever happened to you, we are sure that you will agree that this is miraculous. As for Matthew, it was something that he could still recall with clarity no matter how much time has passed.
Officer Bailly was able to live up to expectations when he helped with the birth of a child. He was only there for a few minutes since Karen was in the late phase already. Matthew was the one to unravel the umbilical cord from Michael’s neck when he was a newborn. The cop then handed the baby to the parents.
They did not expect to run into each other 30 years later. Who would have thought that it would even be possible? They knew that they were lucky to have bumped into each other like this. They kept talking some more. However, Michael was shocked when he noticed just how long they had been talking.
Sadly, it was not possible for them to talk as much as they wanted to. They exchanged quick goodbyes. It was sad to say goodbye, but Michael was just glad that this incredible thing happened. Even though he did not want to leave the older man, he could not keep his duty waiting. It was time to get back to work.
Reporting for Duty
It was time for him to resume his duties. As a cop, he wanted to make Matthew Bailly proud. Isn’t it neat that it was a cop who helped deliver him? It was partly the reason why he decided to go into law enforcement. Michael liked hearing the story, and it shaped him into the man he ended up becoming.
See Him Again
Michael wanted to talk to Matthew some more, but he was unsure if the older guy did so too. He was aware that he had to do something about this. It was a good thing that he got Matthew’s address. If you were curious, he did not give the former cop a ticket! How could he possibly do that after everything?
Officer Matthew Bailly entered law enforcement because he wanted to help. Without a doubt, one of the most memorable experiences he ever had was delivering a baby. Even after all this time, this memory stayed with him. It was stressful for him, but it was nothing short of a miracle either.
Michael was in disbelief upon hearing what Matthew had to tell him. He was shocked because this older man just told him the story of his own birth. Michael was excited to let Matthew know that he had been the baby. Twenty-six years later, here they were. This sounds like the stuff of miracles, doesn’t it?
Matthew had doubts about this weird coincidence. It felt like something out of a dream! This was the infant he helped deliver all those years ago. Michael said that it was almost certainly him since the story happened on his birthday. While it seemed improbable, there was no other explanation for this!
It took several minutes to finally acknowledge the truth. Michael told him his theory. After many years, they were finally reunited. Their reunion would not have happened if he did not pull Matthew over for his tinted windows. Michael confirmed that he was born to a woman called Karen on October 5.
We cannot blame them for taking some time to accept the truth. They were both surprised by the chance encounter. Their meeting happened outside the city where they first met, so this was even more amazing. Matthew got to meet the man who helped deliver him and became a cop himself! Incredible.
When a cop pulls over a driver, neither party leaves on a happy note. It was the opposite for them. Michael did not give Matthew the ticket. Instead, the two of them both drove off both shocked and happy. It was truly just like a miracle. They both called their wives after this to narrate what happened.
Their families were also shocked by the encounter. What were the odds that something of this nature was going to happen? It felt like they were hit by lightning or struck gold. Their wives asked them if they got the other’s contact information. Sadly, they were too shocked to do such a thing.
Luckily, Michael already had the date and driver’s permit because he planned to give the ticket. While he ended up deciding against it, this meant that he had the address of the older man. It was a good thing that he had a lead on Matthew. Michael left a quick note by the gate of the ex-cop’s house.
After seeing the note the young officer left at his door, Matthew felt happy. It was a good thing the younger man reached out. He truly regretted not exchanging numbers, but it all worked out. Michael left his number there, so Matthew called him and arranged a lunch at his place to celebrate.
It definitely sounds like a fated meeting. We cannot think of any other explanation. They were all happy that the two men were reunited after such a long time. Their chance meeting made it all the more special. However, Michael wanted something else. What did he have in mind?
It was a little selfish, but he wanted to spend even more time with the ex-cop who helped made his birth happen. For them, this was an amazing experience. Michael just wanted to understand this retired cop and show him that the baby he helped deliver turned out fine. This was why he agreed to meet.
Of course, Michael recounted the story to his mother! Without a doubt, she was also going to be happy to hear about it. Michael was excited to let her know about what happened. Everything changed when he spoke to her about his experience. What a crazy time it must have been for him!
She was overcome with emotion when her son told her what happened. Karen learned that Matthew had a great career and then retired from the police force. She felt hopeful about what the future had in store for Michael because of this. She also wanted to meet Matthew and give him her thanks.
Needless to say, Karen did not have an easy time giving birth to Michael. It is already hard enough to give birth regularly, but she delivered her second child on the front steps of her home! Things might have turned out very differently if Matthew did not get there in time to help her out.
They agreed to have a meal together. We are sure that it proved to be an interesting day for all of them. The families ate supper together and discussed what happened in the past three decades. It was an enjoyable time for everyone involved, and Michael wanted to know more about Matthew’s family too.
A Big Family
It was like the two families came together to make up a bigger one. They all talked about life and got to know one another better. The Bailly family was thrilled to meet both Michael and Karen. While the circumstances had been strange, it was a beautiful moment nonetheless. What an incredible story!
Michael made sure that Karen would get to meet Matthew too. They all met around 30 years ago, which sounds totally incredible. Can you imagine her shock when she heard that Michael and Matthew met? The ex-cop was there for her during a very tough time in her life. Of course, she would be emotional about meeting him once more.
It was an emotional and warm reunion for both parties. Everyone was grateful that such a random stop would lead to this lovely moment. If this did not happen, they would not have met each other again. They all laughed, took photos, and made plans. It might seem like a small thing, but it had a large impact on both of their families. It was a good thing that meeting Michael’s childhood hero lived up to his expectations!