Michael Patterson, a state trooper, liked his job a lot. He had been going about just another day at work when he pulled over a car for its excessively dark window tint. Back then, he did not have a single clue that by doing this, he was going to change his life forever. He had no idea that this was going to lead to a meeting that he would never be able to forget. His job wasn’t complicated, although there was no way for him to know what kind of people he would meet on the clock. As soon as the windows rolled down, he began a conversation that went on to shock both him and the driver…
Just Another Workday
Michael Patterson began his day with no reason to think that it was going to be an unusual day for him. He was a state trooper, which meant that he had to make sure that the roads and highways were safe for everyone out there. It was not always exciting since he typically only pulled over drivers who broke certain rules or laws. For him, traffic stops were the name of the game. He lists down offenses, pulls over the violating car and gives out a ticket. Many offenses were for speed regulations, so the job can be a little boring. It must have sucked that he had to talk to people who did not feel glad to see him either.
Darker Than Allowed
That particular day, there was one car that caught his attention while he was on patrol at the Kingwood Township Highway. It had been a beautiful summer day as he went after the white BMW on the lane beside his. The driver of this vehicle had not been driving erratically or going above the speed limit. No, what made him go after it was the fact that he suspected that the windows had a darker tint than the legal limit. Patterson even wondered how this driver could see with those in place.
Many people have tints on their windows, so there is generally nothing unusual about them. However, authorities will need to step in when they seem to be dark enough to restrict vision. After all, it is a no-brainer that one will be unable to see and drive well when the tint is too dark. This did not only pose a danger to the person behind the wheel but to everyone on the road as well. It concerned the state trooper, so he wanted to bring it up with the driver.
An Unusual Ticket
Tinted windows are fine in the eyes of the law. Normally, tinted cars get a pass since they can be useful when it comes to keeping their eyes safe from the glare of the sun. Michael had no plans to give this driver a ticket. When it comes to car tints, they are only a cause of concern when they look too dark to be helpful. Normally, troopers are too busy to hand out tint tickets, but this was an exception.
Doing His Job
He pulled over the car in order to tell the driver that he was violating car tint regulations. This 26-year-old state trooper turned on the switch and then made a stop to turn on the lights and siren on his patrol car. The driver learned that they were getting pulled over and waited for him by the end of the highway. There is a good chance that the driver had been waiting for the regular scenario: a ticket, some payment, a little scolding. This was not the case, however.
When Michael got of his car to talk to the driver, he left the car lights flashing. In general, he was a nice guy who always made an effort to be friendly with those he pulled over regardless of what the offense was. They began to talk as soon as he made his way to the other car. When he started a conversation with this man, he had no idea that there was something linking him and the driver of the BMW.
This BMW driver seemed pretty upset at the fact that he got pulled over. He made sure to stay within the speed limit, so he did not understand what he did wrong. He was surprised when the officer brought up the window tint on his car! However, what made things crazier is that he already knew the legal limit. Why would he know such a thing?
A Retired Cop
It came as a surprise that the man was actually a police officer as well! In fact, he had been in this line of work for three decades before he hung up his hat. He was fond of his job and always took it seriously. We are sure you can imagine how mortified this man must have been to get pulled over for such an offense. It was a good thing that he knew how to deal with the situation he found himself in.
Dark Tint Windows
This retired cop had not been up to anything questionable. The truth was that he simply liked the way his car looked with the dark window tint. Still, he did not plan to put up a fight about it since he knew he was in the wrong here. He knew just what had to be done to fix things. He simply needed to get in touch with the ones who installed the tint on his car windows.
When Michael Patterson learned that he was talking to another cop, the conversation became even easier than usual. He always liked to meet people from the same line of work. It also helped that the two men had something in common. They formed a bond in only a matter of minutes! He even said it was one of the most important conversations he had ever had. Why could have made him describe it in such a way?
The conversation between the two of them had been caught on tape by his body cam. Aside from this, Michael also had the camera on the vehicle on at the time. He was happy that the encounter had been recorded since it ended up turning into an awesome experience. They started to talk some more and got to know each other even better. Michael Patterson pulled over the BMW driver as part of his duty, but the conversation took longer than usual. He learned that this man went by the name Matthew Bailly.
Oldie but Goodie
Matthew Bailly used to serve as a police officer. Even though he was now retired, they still had certain similarities. It was typically a blast to meet other policemen, especially if you are on the clock when it happens. The older cop began to tell Michael that he worked for the force in another city, although it was not far from where they were. The city was called Piscataway, and it was located more or less 40 miles from where they were. Michael was surprised to hear this slice of information.
The two men began to discuss other things about their lives too. When they first started talking, they only talked about the job. They exchanged stories about being a policeman and the incredible things they did while on duty. It was at that moment that the history of the driver began to unravel. He did not seem familiar to Michael, so the young man asked him if he used to work in that town. Matthew said he did not. When they discussed this matter in more detail, they could not believe what they found out.
A Big Coincidence
Matthew and Michael continued to talk some more and learned a lot of things about one other. The older man explained that he was actually posted to a different town not that far from there. How come Michael could not believe this? The reason for this is that it was his hometown! In fact, his mom still lives there up to now. He could not believe it when he learned that Matthew used to work there before.
Matthew asked the younger man about his age, but it did not feel appropriate to ask an older person the same question. This state trooper began to come up with a theory after he learned that they lived in the same place at the same time. Michael knew about a couple of cops from home, but there was no way to tell if his hunch was right. If it was on the right track, Matthew might have saved his life before.
26 Years Ago
Something unusual happened in that exact same city 26 years ago. It was not a regular cop story since it happened on the day that Michael was born! This young man had not talked to anyone about this in the past, however. It is actually why it took him longer than it should have had to piece the whole thing together. Do you think that his gut was right about the whole thing?
Matthew piqued Michael’s interest when he said that he worked in Piscataway for some time. This was where the younger man was born, so it must have been exciting to learn that they had one more thing in common. It was a pretty big coincidence, after all. The two of them had even more things to discuss, so the conversation just kept going and going. Michael could not help but feel excited to tell the older man that he actually came from Piscataway as well.
After he learned that the young man was born in Piscataway, Matthew wanted to learn more about him. After all, there was an incident that he was involved in almost three decades ago. He started to wonder if Michael had any involvement in it! Matthew could not believe it when he heard that Michael was born on the 5th of October in 1991. He then followed it up with another question. In particular, he wanted to know which road Michael grew up on!
All Coming Together
They had yet to talk about the particular event in question, but Michael felt confident that he was right about everything. Still, he did not want to make a fool of himself by assuming things right away. They then began to talk about one fateful night 26 years ago. As they started to talk more about it, they realized that this was not their first meeting! Are you ready to hear the secret history the two of them have?
Matthew confirmed the suspicions he was carrying upon hearing what the answer Michael gave him. This young state trooper reported that he grew up along Poe Place! Matthew could not believe it – it was the same site of the incident he dealt with on the 5th of October in 1991. Can you believe that they met again after such a long time? Matthew leaned out of his car window to tell the whole story to the younger man. It was a story that he kept close to his heart all his life.
Call from Dispatch
It has been a long time since then, but he still had a vivid recollection of Poe Place. It was a dead-end road in a small town that many people have not heard about. Back then, he had only just joined the force. Young Matthew Bailly responded to a call when he was just a rookie that had four years under his belt. He was on patrol when he got a call from dispatch that told him to go to Poe Place right away.
Going into Labor
It is no secret that women will undergo labor after they carried a baby for 9 months. Still, it is nearly impossible to predict the due date with 100% accuracy. Many people spend their days wondering if it is time to give birth soon. Generally, soon-to-be mothers experience lower contractions for several hours before it is time to give birth. Now that you know this, you will see what was so different about this one.
How It Goes
There is a chance that the pregnant woman will get these contractions for quite some time. They will start out slow at the start but then speed up as it gets closer to the delivery. While this is the way it normally happens, keep in mind that it is not always the same for all women. Sometimes, the labor will take longer or shorter than usual. When the woman is not prepared, it tends to happen faster.
The woman in question had given birth in the past, so she knew that there was something different about this birth. She had a much calmer experience in the past. This time, it felt considerably more intense. She was aware that it was going to be harder than the first time. She knew that she had to do something if she did not want to give birth on the street!
On the other hand, there are some women who think that they are going through labor when they are not. Michael’s mother started to wonder if that was what was happening. She didn’t want to be one of the people who assumed the same thing! She tried to ring up her husband to see what he thought she should do. She did her best to stay calm, but it only started to get worse the longer she waited.
On the Way
While she waited, it started to dawn on her that her baby was on the way! She knew that there was no way she could get in the hospital in time for the delivery. When her husband picked up, neither of them knew what they should do next. They called the doctor as well as 911. Luckily, they sent a police officer to their location to help. Who would have thought police officers actually receive training for this?
When Matthew heard about the situation of a young lady by the name of Karen, he headed for Poe Palace as soon as he could. His instincts kicked into gear as he reached the small dead-end road. He knew he had to help her out as much as possible. She was a young woman who, at the time, was pregnant for 39 weeks. She had gone into labor without expecting that it would happen so soon. Her husband had not been around to help when it all began…
At the Store
Karen had been nearing her due date, but not once did she think that she would deliver her second child on that specific day. At the time, she had been running errands at the grocery store with her firstborn child Tarek, who was 10 years old then. They made it to the store without a problem, but she started to feel that something was wrong as they were in the middle of the shopping trip. Karen started to get contractions that signaled her that her second child was on its way.
She did not experience small contractions that were far apart. Instead, she experienced fast and severe ones from the get-go. Her first labor was nothing like this. What made it worse was that the contractions got so intense that she had a hard time walking back to her car. In fact, she even fell over because she was in so much pain. She decided to just pay for the groceries in the quickest manner she could so that she could return home. She hopped into the car and returned to Poe Place with her son.
Karen soon found out that she did not have a lot of time. Luckily, the grocery store was not far from her home, which helped her return home without any issues. The entire time she drove home, she linked her legs tightly and breathed through the pain she was feeling. Tarek, her son, felt scared to see his mother in so much pain but felt helpless in that situation. It was a good thing that his father had been at home waiting for them when they returned from the grocery store.
When they got home, Bobby then came up to them and helped out his pregnant wife. He picked Karen up and took her inside the house to make her feel more comfortable. Apart from this, he dialed the doctor and 911 to make sure she received the care that she needed. He learned that this was an urgent situation, but they did not have enough time to rush to the hospital. They had to get help ASAP.
Karen and Bobby both felt happy and relieved when Matthew Bailly got there. He got sent by dispatch since he had been the one nearest to their current location. The officer knew that they could not afford to waste any time in a moment like this. Karen was going to give birth soon! This was not his regular day at the job, this much was clear. It was the day that he was going to help deliver a newborn child.
Officer Matthew Bailly had emergency reaction experience under his belt, so he only needed to remain calm and collected. However, he was no medical professional or obstetrician. He talked to her doctor on the phone the whole time he carried out the delivery to ensure that it was all going well. He was not experienced with this at all, so it must have been a challenge to carry it out. Despite this, he lived up to the moment and succeeded in doing what had to be done. Karen gave birth to a healthy baby boy!
What is so insane about the whole thing was that a cop delivered a child! There was nothing ordinary about such a thing at all. In this day and age, most people deliver their children in the hospital. However, there was nothing that could be done about this during this situation. Michael did not know that he would ever have the opportunity to meet the man who helped with his delivery all those years ago.
It is honestly very rare to hear of children who have been delivered with police assistance. There are a lot of women who are lucky enough to reach the hospital before they welcome their children into the world. There are also times when they end up giving birth on the street or the vehicle if they could not make it. However, it is almost unheard of for a woman to give birth in their house with the help of a cop who just got there at the last minute. Matthew clearly had awesome timing!
Do you want to be a cop? You might not think it is part of the job, but it is possible for you to help deliver a baby while on the clock. One needs to train for such a thing. Even so, police officers mostly never experience a task like this. Despite this, we bet that the police officers who have been on the same boat will say that it was a miraculous experience for them. This must be why Matthew could still remember it very well no matter how long it has been.
Matthew assumed completely accountability by doing all the things needed to ensure smooth childbirth. The entire experience only lasted a couple of minutes after he arrived at the house. At the time, Karen had already been in the late labor phases. Matthew had even been the one to take out the umbilical cord from the baby’s tiny neck after his birth! He then handed baby Michael to his parents.
Who would have thought that they would ever run into each other after nearly three decades? If you ask us, it was such a huge coincidence that they met each other like this. They knew that they were lucky to meet once more. The two men kept talking about other things, although Michael soon realized that they had been talking for a long time already.
There was not enough time for the two of them to talk about everything they had to. They exchanged quick goodbyes. While it was hard to do this, Michael was glad that he had an incredible moment like that. It felt incredible that he finally met the person who helped welcome him into this world after such a long time. Even though he would have loved to talk some more, he could not let his duty wait!
Reporting for Duty
It was time for him to return to his job. It was now time for him to behave like the police officer he wanted to be and make Matthew Bailly proud. When he was growing up, Michael realized that it was incredible that a police officer helped his mother give birth. In fact, it served as one of his motivations to go into the field of law enforcement! He was fond of hearing the story of his birth to the point that it became a huge part of who he became in the future.
See Him Again
He wanted to meet up with Matthew again, although he did not know if the retired police officer felt that way too. Still, he knew that he had to do see the older man again. It was a good thing he had his address! In the end, he did not give Matthew a ticket. How could he possibly give a tint ticket to this man after finding out who he really was?
Officer Matthew Bailly decided to enter the law enforcement world to help others. One of the most incredible things he did on the job was to help a woman deliver her baby! Even though it has been almost three entire decades since then, the memory of it still warmed his heart. It was a stressful moment, but it felt amazing to help bring a new person into this world. It was nothing short of a miracle.
Michael was still shocked when he heard Matthew retell the experience that he had at Poe Place. He never thought that he would pull over a man who would narrate the story of his own birth. This young state trooper was excited to tell Matthew his side of the story. Twenty-six years later, the baby and the police officer who delivered him met again. Michael was excited to let the retired cop know the truth!
Matthew initially had a couple of doubts about the scenario and this incredible coincidence. What were the odds that he was actually speaking to the baby he delivered all those years ago? The younger man told him that he was born on that exact same day in that exact same manner. Matthew was in disbelief when he heard this. After he narrated what he experienced on that fateful day, was it really possible that he was actually speaking to that newborn child then and there?
After a few minutes, the two men finally realized that it was the truth. Michael said that it was probably what transpired all those years ago. It was an unlikely twist of fate, but here they are anyway. We know just how unbelievable it was that they were reunited by heavily tinted car windows! The two stayed by the roadside and discussed the story in further detail. Michael confirmed that his mother Karen did, in fact, give birth to him on one October day 26 years ago.
Well, we can hardly blame them for taking some time to process what this meant for both of them. They were surprised that this second encounter even happened. What makes it even more mind-blowing is the fact that they were outside of the city where the incident took place. It was great that Matthew got to meet the baby he brought into this world! Isn’t it great that he even followed in his footsteps and became a police officer as well?
In most cases, a traffic stop will not end with both parties happy. However, this was not the case here. Officer Michael Patterson did not give Matthew Bailly a ticket, which meant they both went on their own ways happy and shocked. It was a great way to improve their day! The two men both called their wives after this happened. They wanted to share the incredible encounter that just happened.
The families of these two men were just as shocked about this chance encounter. What were the odds that something like this was going to happen? It almost feels like they won the lottery or got hit by lightning! The wives began to ask them if they decided to stay in touch. Unfortunately, they were too shocked by the meeting to do much more than shake hands and laugh together. It was Michael who decided to track them Matthew and look for a way to contact him.
Michael managed to write down the date and driver’s permit number for the ticket he was supposed to issue the older man. Even though he did not issue it, he was still glad he took note of these details. At the very least, he knew where the former cop lives. He was just glad that he had a way to contact the man who helped his mother deliver him. Michael wrote a note and then left it at the house gate.
After finding the note that the young state trooper left, Matthew was thrilled that Michael decided to reach out. At the time, he really regretted not exchanging any contact information. He found Michael’s phone number on the note and called him to arrange a meeting. Matthew and his wife asked Michael and his entire family to have lunch with them! It seems like everyone hoped to celebrate together.
If you ask us, it definitely sounds like destiny played a hand in bringing the two of them together. We cannot think of any other explanation that works. They were glad that they were reunited after all these years. What made it even more special was that the reunion happened elsewhere. However, the young police officer was not yet satisfied. After all, they barely got to spend any time together.
While it was somewhat selfish of him, Michael hoped to spend a longer time with the man who helped deliver him into this world. That moment had been incredible for the two of them. Michael simply wanted to get to know the retired cop better. Now that Matthew invited his family to come over for lunch, he had the opportunity to do just that. He could make his wish happen thanks to his note!
It makes a lot of sense that Michael was thrilled to tell his mother exactly what happened. He knew that she was going to be excited to hear about this coincidence! Michael could imagine how she was going to respond to the story when he finally told her about it. This was truly an incredible time for him, and he could not wait to tell her what happened when he pulled over the BMW.
She was overwhelmed with emotion when her son narrated the unbelievable encounter he had. It was exciting, but how could it have even been possible? It was also a pretty wild time in her life. After she learned that Matthew had a successful career before quitting the force, she felt hopeful for what the future had in store for Michael. She also wanted to meet Matthew and express her gratitude for what he did in the past. We do not even want to imagine what would have happened if it were not for him.
It was no secret that Karen went through a tough time when she gave birth to Michael, her second child. It is already hard enough to give birth as it is. Can you imagine just how much worse it is to be unmedicated as you give birth on your front steps? Karen wanted to give Matthew her thanks for helping her out during such a trying time. There was just one thing for them to do now.
They all agreed to come together and meet up. We are sure it had been an amazing day for every single person involved in this story. They ate supper together and discussed the miracle that happened nearly 30 years in the past. It had been a fascinating time for them all. Michael was also glad to learn more about Matthew and his family. Everyone had a great time talking over great food at the dinner table.
A Big Family
In the end, it felt like their families came together to make up one huge family. They all had plenty of catching up to do, but every member of the Bailly family had been happy to meet Michael and Karen. It was rather unusual, but it did not make things any less beautiful. They still had a hard time believing that such a coincidence could happen. What an incredible story they shared. It was only a matter of time before it went viral.
It would not be wise to forget about the people who accompanied Michael to this lunch party. He brought over his mother, of course. She was the same woman that Officer Matthew Bailly helped such a long time ago. She was shocked when she heard the meeting that took place between him and her son. He had served as her guardian angel during one of the most difficult moments in her life. Where would she be now if he did not arrive and help her?
The reunion was an emotional and warm affair for the two families. Everyone present could not help but feel grateful that a seemingly random traffic stop could lead to this! They would never have met each other if it were not for this unpredictable turn of events. They all took photos, shared stories, and made plans. Even though it might seem like such a tiny coincidence, the impact on their families had been huge. It turns out that meeting your hero can actually change your life for the better!