June 21, 2018

New Jersey State Trooper stops retired officer who delivered him

09 June 2018, 02:54 | Taylor George

Trooper pulls over cop who delivered him 27 years ago. So did he ticket him?

Retired New Jersey police officer Matthew Bailly shaking hands with New Jersey State Trooper Michael Patterson after realizing he helped deliver the trooper 27 years ago

A young New Jersey State Trooper got the shock of his life when he made a routine traffic stop and realized the retired police officer in the driver's seat had helped deliver him as a baby.

On Friday, he was on patrol in Kingwood when he stopped a vehicle for a tinted window violation.

New Jersey State Trooper Michael Patterson pulled over retired Piscataway police officer Matthew Bailly, who delivered Patterson as a baby 27 years ago.

"He goes so far as describing the house that I grew up in, and then he said, 'The baby's name was Michael.' How he remembered that, I don't know", Patterson says.

A stunned Patterson extended his hand and told Bailly he was the baby the retired officer delivered on October 5, 1991. Officer Bailly got instructions on how to deliver the baby thanks to a doctor on the phone. Karen Patterson had gone into labor while shopping, according to the NJSP Facebook post, and rushed home to her husband, Bobby Patterson.

He then called the doctor who talked Bailly through the birth.

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And 27 years after the fact, the roadside reunion led Trooper Patterson and his mother to visit Bailly and his wife at their home, where they decided the story was so uplifting it needed to be shared.

A Facebook post about the chance meeting has amassed nearly 9,000 shares but the main question on people's minds was - did Mr Patterson issue Mr Bailly a ticket?

As Bailly described the delivery on Poe Place from 27 years ago, the details all clicked for Patterson.

That's when Patterson extended his hand and introduced himself formally.

A New Jersey State Trooper stops hundreds of cars yearly. Mr. Bailly had four years on the job when he responded to a home on Poe Place in Piscataway. Bailly was driving, according to NJSP, and said he formerly was an officer in Piscataway.

Trooper Patterson, Bailly, and both of their families were "ecstatic" about the reunion, officials wrote. After all, as a police officer, you don't always get a chance to have a moment like this with people you once helped in your career!

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