Toddler celebrates first birthday with deputy who helped deliver her last year
By Jennifer Cruz
A Tarrant County, Texas, deputy who assisted in the roadside delivery of a baby girl last year recently celebrated the girl’s first birthday with a tea party-themed event.
“She loved clinking her little tea cup with him. They had a bonding moment there for sure,” the little girl’s mom, Destiny Hall, told ABC News. “Mark Diebold, without a doubt, is one of the most genuine, loving, thoughtful and caring [people] we have ever met. He is quick to think of others and we are so blessed to call him friend and family.”
Diebold was on duty last year when Hall went into labor and, on the way to the hospital, Hall’s husband, Caleb, flagged down the deputy. Diebold offered to give the couple a police escort to the hospital in an effort to make the trip a little faster.
But baby Evelyn wouldn’t wait.
“[Destiny] said, ‘Pull over, I’m having the baby,’ and I said, ‘No!’” Caleb recalled last year. “When she told me that it was happening, we were behind Officer Diebold and he had his lights and sirens going. I kind of had a small glimpse of hope that maybe we would make it.”
But they didn’t make it. Instead, the trio pulled