Historic City News can’t avoid reporting when “something bad” happens; as BBC reporter George Orwell once explained, “Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.” However, an incident involving personnel from the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office on Sunday restores our faith that there actually are some happy endings out there.
Palm Coast residents Brittany and Jason Bowser didn’t plan to have their second child delivered at home by first responders, but when their son decided to arrive a few weeks early, that’s exactly what happened.
“Our jobs involve serving the community. This family was able to experience public service at its best,” Sheriff James L. Manfre said; praising the four employees for their professional response. “I’m extremely proud of all the employees involved.”
On December 20, 2015, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office received a call at 3:35 a.m. saying Brittany, 25, was in labor and was about to have the baby at her home. Within minutes, her baby was racing to appear.
Before deputies and rescue workers could arrive as first responders, Communications Supervisor, Amy Sisti, used her clear, professional and calm demeanor to help guide the family through the delivery process over the telephone.
Once at the home, deputies Trevor Jacob and Andrew Cangialosi helped the family, while deputy Jennifer Prevatt assisted in delivering a 6-pound, 17.5-inch baby “Jaxson”.
Shortly after, Flagler County Rescue 92 arrived and transported mother and baby to Florida Hospital Flagler. Both are doing well, the dad said.