On May 8, 2016, at about 5:00 a.m., Officer Maraea Toomalatai, and Officer Brian Armendariz, were patrolling the area of Adams Boulevard and Grand Avenue when they observed a White Chevy 4-Door vehicle, speeding northbound on Grand Avenue. They followed the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop of the two frantic occupants.
When they began their investigation, they quickly discovered that the passenger, Ms. Sasha Murphy, was about to give birth. The officers told the father, Mohammed Tindley, who was driving, to follow them.
The officers escorted the soon to be mother and father, Code-3 to Dignity Health California Medical Center located at 1338 South Hope Street in Los Angeles.
When they arrived at the hospital, one officer alerted the hospital staff and the other officer assisted Ms. Murphy, who gave birth to a healthy baby boy.
Messiah Tindley was born on Mother's Day, inside the vehicle escorted by LAPD officers.
On Mother's Day, two LAPD Newton Area officers, with 3 years of service each, made an everlasting impression in our community, they both made a difference. The officer's quick thinking, compassion, reasoning, and loving character, reflected positively in our community.
These two officers understand the importance of our mission, vision and core values and should be commended.
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