State trooper assists with baby's delivery

| 22 Feb 2012 | 01:23

    Monroe - Shortly after 8:30 on the morning of Saturday, July 17, the state police troopers at the barracks in Monroe received an emergency 911 call from Orange County Central 911 reporting that an unknown subject called 911 from Seven Springs Mountain Road in the Town of Monroe. Before the caller was disconnected, the dispatcher could hear a female yelling in the background, according to the state police’s Web report on the incident. Trooper Angelo Fortune, a two-year veteran out of the Monroe barracks, arrived at the house to find Nicole Tripoli in the bedroom, about to give birth. Monroe Ambulance Corps had not yet arrived at the scene, so Fortune, with the 911 dispatcher providing some instructions over the telephone, helped Tripoli with the birth of a baby boy. The boy was delivered without complications, and Monroe Ambulance would soon take the child and his mother to Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern. The child has been named Anthony James Tripoli.