A Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy helped deliver a baby Saturday morning when the stork arrived early.

Deputy Emily Brinser arrived at an apartment in the 1600 block of Gary Court in Terrytown shortly after 9 a.m. as a 33-year-old Hispanic woman was just beginning to deliver her baby. Brinser assisted in the delivery.

The mother was so appreciative that even though she already had chosen another name, she said she would name the child Emily Victoria in Brinser’s honor.

The mother and 7-pound, 6-ounce daughter were transported to West Jefferson Medical Center, where they were reported to be in good health.