First responders meet baby born along I-65 - WKRN News 2

First responders meet baby born along I-65

Posted: Updated: March 6, 2014 05:55 PM CST
FRANKLIN, Tenn. -

First responders who helped deliver a baby alongside Interstate 65 in Williamson County last month met with the family Thursday.

Atticus Wilder Pope was born on February13.

His parents, Greg and Shannon Pope, were on their way to Centennial Medical Center in Nashville when they realized they weren't going to make it.

Greg pulled over near Concord Road in Brentwood and called 911.

Little Atticus was born just minutes later, on the side of the interstate.

The Popes thanked the family at their Franklin home and appropriately gifted them with a signed baseball glove and gift bags with lifesavers.

"I think they are lifesavers. That's what they do every day. We are really in debt to all of the responders who were just awesome and great. We are really glad to see them all again today," the proud father told Nashville's News 2.

Officer Lori Hayes was first on the scene.

"It was definitely fantastic to get to be able to see him and to hold him and that kind of stuff.  It just makes it that much more real, to be able to see him all cleaned up and happy and healthy.  It's fantastic," she said.

The Popes posed with the first responders on the front yard for a priceless family photo.

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