Marshall County Sheriff Matthew Hassel announced Wednesday that Turnkey/Dispatcher Morgan Hite was awarded the Stork Pin by Communications Supervisor Matthew Pitney after taking a 911 call on July 8 which involved a pregnant woman that gave birth while Morgan provided instructions.
On July 8th at 9:09 a.m. Dispatcher Morgan Hite received a 9-1-1 call from a female in Culver. The caller advised that a female in the residence was pregnant and birth was imminent. Dispatcher Morgan dispatched first responders and prepared to give instructions. Within moments of the dispatch, the mother gave birth to a baby girl without complications. Culver EMS and Culver Fire arrived a few minutes later and transported mother and baby to the hospital.
Marshall County Communications Supervisor Matt Pitney said in the news release, “This type of emergency is rare for dispatchers and most dispatchers will go an entire career without giving birth instructions. Dispatcher Hite’s quick reactions and calmness contributed to a successful outcome for the mother and baby.”
Dispatcher Morgan Hite has been a full0time employee of the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office since June 3, 2019. She is currently a certified Communications Training Officer with the department.
The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office is grateful to have professional dispatchers like Morgan and wish to congratulate her on this momentous occasion. Morgan was presented the Stork Pin by Pitney and Hassel