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Johannesburg - A police officer who helped deliver a baby at the Tarlton police station near Krugersdorp on Thursday says he is not considering a career change just yet.

While it was thrilling to be part of such an experience, Constable Eddie Baloyi said he would still rather be tracking down criminals than delivering babies.

"I can't explain the feeling but it feels great," said Baloyi.

"I have knowledge of this as I did a basic assistance course. But this was a first-time experience," said Baloyi, a father of three.

He said a heavily pregnant woman walked into the police station at around 03:00 in the morning.

She said she had called an ambulance and it was on its way.

"But then her water broke right there," said Baloyi.

The police station proved to not be the most comfortable place to give birth as Baloyi said they had no bed or blankets.

"Constable Matlhaba rushed to his place and he came back with blankets and clothes. Constable Dickson then assisted me with the delivery," said Baloyi.

A healthy baby boy was born on the floor of the station several minutes later.

The overjoyed mother named the baby right there at the police station.

"He was named Letlhogonolo," said Baloyi. The name means blessing.

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