Newborn named after ISP trooper who helped deliver him

Published: Jan. 19, 2021 at 3:38 PM EST
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LAPORTE COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) - Hello, baby!

Last Friday, Trooper Thomas Maymi was working on the Indiana Toll Road - near mile marker 52 - when a semi-truck pulled over.

The driver of that truck got out, ran across the highway, and told the trooper his wife was in labor.

“She was definitely going into labor, I had no time to get her out and transport her to the hospital. I mean the baby was coming right now. I just continued to talk to her and told her to breathe, and push and breathe. You know, all that stuff. She did great. About a minute, a minute and a half after EMS arrived the baby arrived. Baby Malaki,” Maymi said.

Mom and baby were then rushed to LaPorte Hospital.

“I went up there to make sure mom and baby were going to be okay, and mom asked me what my name was and I told her Trooper Maymi and she said what’s your first name and I said Thomas. She said that’s my son’s name, Malaki Thomas,” Maymi said.

Malaki Thomas Robertson, weighing 6 pounds, 3 ounces.

Isn’t he cute?

“When he came out I just took a second. I was like, please let me hear you cry. And he did. He gave that first little whimper, that was amazing,” Maymi said.

Maymi says he plans to see the family again soon.

“As law enforcement personnel we just always have to be ready for anything. I am thankful that I was there to help them during that time.”

From the Indiana State Police Lowell District:

LaPorte County- On Friday, January 15th, at 12:30 p.m., Trooper Thomas Maymi was working on the Indiana Toll Road near the 52 mile-marker. Trp. Maymi was parked observing traffic when a semi stopped on the westbound side of the interstate. The male driver exited his truck and ran across the highway towards the Trooper while requesting assistance. He told Trp. Maymi that his wife was pregnant and may be in labor. After advising dispatch to call for an ambulance, Trp. Maymi went with the driver to his truck to check on the pregnant female. Upon entering the truck, Trp. Maymi was greeted by the driver’s wife who said she was in labor. It became quite clear to the Trooper that there was not enough time to transport the patient to the hospital and he would be delivering the baby. Trp. Maymi proceeded to assist the woman with her contractions until LaPorte County EMS arrived on scene. Two minutes after paramedics were on scene, the baby was delivered. Upon delivery, mom and baby were transported to LaPorte Hospital.

We are pleased to announce that baby, mom, dad and even Trooper Maymi are all doing fine. The proud parents have named their newborn Malaki Thomas Robertson, his middle name after Trooper Thomas Maymi. Malaki tipped the scales at 6 lbs. 3 oz.

When asked, Trp. Maymi said he was glad that he was in the right place at the right time and wishes them congratulations.

Shaniqua Traywick and Carl Robertson were very much in shock over the grand entrance made by baby Malaki. She also expressed her gratitude to Trooper Maymi for helping deliver her baby and said, “We were all troopers that day!”.

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