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Meet Ella, she was born on the side of I-94 in St. Paul

Jim and Sarah sped to the birthing center, but didn't quite make it.

It's not part of the job description, but St. Paul police and firefighters helped deliver a baby this week.

According to the Pioneer Press, Jim and Sarah Jarman – who was in labor – were speeding on Interstate 94 in St. Paul to a birth center in Minneapolis Sunday night..

Of course, they were pulled over by a police officer. Before Jim had time to explain the situation, the Pioneer Press reports Sarah turned to her husband and said,“We’re not going anywhere, I have to have this baby right now.”

And she did.

The family's doula even met them on the side of the road to deliver the child, the paper says.

At 11:11 p.m. – on the shoulder of I-94 in St. Paul – Ella Noelle Jarman was born.

The police department posted to Facebook, saying its officers were "lucky" to be able to assist and help the family to the birth center afterwards.

"I couldn't be happier that she was born a Saint Paul girl," Jim said, "assisted by some of our city's finest public servants."

The department responded on Facebook, "Our officers were happy to help. Congratulations, Mom and Dad!"

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