Pregnant Hempstead Cop Mandy Smith Works Through Hurricane Irene

HEMPSTEAD, NY (WCBS 880) – It was 4 a.m. Sunday when officer Mandy Smith walked into the police department in Hempstead during Hurricane Irene .

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall On Long Island

Smith, who is nine months pregnant, thought that could be the day her little boy was born.

“He’s moving. He’s kicking. He’s punching. So, I’m getting nervous. I’m like ‘Okay, am I about to go into labor?’ because he’s moving so much,” Smith said.

She said people told her that when there is a full moon and a hurricane a lot of people go into labor.

Amazingly, Smith worked for 17 hours non-stop during the storm answering 911 calls and dispatching fellow officers.

Some of those calls involved women in labor.

“I was nervous. I see trees falling down; the wind is blowing,” she told WCBS 880 reporter Sophia Hall. “It was overwhelming but I did what I had to do.”

Smith said surprisingly she was not exhausted at the end of the day.

She believes the baby gave her energy.

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  • ARG

    Kudos to her. Some people were looking for an excuse NOT to work, which is most of the population black or white.

  • Nec

    Maybe a pat on the back would be sufficient.

  • Xyr

    Why do you have to bring race into this? Jesus, do you cry “der takin our jerbs!” too?

    Did YOU work 17 hours during a hurricane? Doubt it. Oh, and if she were looking for a handout she wouldn’t have a job.

    Go crawl back under your rock and stay there.

  • Dislikes Negativity

    Wait… she’s looking for a handout? Did she actually write this story herself? Give me a damn break.

  • Very conservative

    Agreed. And if she was white, then no way this story gets published.

    • Xyr

      @Very conservative : If she were white, you’d be complaining that it’s an article about a woman. You’d be like “Pffft…millions of MEN went to work today and no one cared…stupid feminists ruining this great white nation!!!!!”

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