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Dispatcher meets baby delivered during 911 call

Charleston Gazette photo by Kenny Kemp Debra Sutler, a Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatcher, holds Brayden Zane, the baby she helped deliver. Sutler talked Brooksan Huffman through childbirth over the phone on June 6. Huffman and her family visited Sutler for the first time since the birth.
Charleston Gazette photo by Kenny Kemp
Debra Sutler, a Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatcher, holds Brayden Zane, the baby she helped deliver. Sutler talked Brooksan Huffman through childbirth over the phone on June 6. Huffman and her family visited Sutler for the first time since the birth.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Debra Sutler burst into tears after disconnecting the call.

“There’s no crying in the call center,” she recalled a fellow 911 dispatcher teasing after she had talked a woman through childbirth.

“And then I realized I had forgotten to ask what we had. What … we … had,” she said with a laugh.

It was a little boy, and Sutler got to meet him Monday.

Brooksan Huffman gave birth to Brayden Zane on June 6 on her couch in Cabin Creek. Her mother, Roxanna, along with Sutler, a Kanawha County Metro 911 dispatcher, helped with the home delivery.

“The only thing I remember was her voice,” Roxanna said to Sutler.

“Whenever she would tell me to do something, like get a towel, I would think, ‘Oh, that’s a good idea…

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