SHIRLEY, Long Island (WABC) — A distinguished Suffolk County police officer earned the nickname “Baby Whisperer” after fathering five children in five years.

On Saturday morning, Suffolk County officers Zachary Wormittag, Jadyn Rodriguez, Connor Deimer and Sgt. John-Eric Negron helped save baby Owen’s life.

Owen Anthony Maldonado was born in the family’s living room almost three weeks early.

It was the first delivery for most of the officers, but for Sgt. Negron, it was his fifth.

He became a godfather in 2017 he gave birth to the third child after baby Bryce stopped breathing because the umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck.

Suffolk County Police Department

In 2017, Negron and another officer helped deliver a baby girl on the side of the road at Centereach.

“I thought my birthing days were over when I became sergeant this year, and I guess the record lives on, so we’ll see how much we can take it,” Negron said.

As for the safe birth of baby Owen on Saturday, other officers said it was a great experience made possible by teamwork.

“It was a great experience, all our training started, we all played a big role,” Rodriguez said. “Everyone pitched in and we couldn’t have done it without each other.”

Mom, dad and child are resting at home.

Although they didn’t meet the officers again, the mom says she’s thankful they were there because she was scared and thankful for their quick response.

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