Representational image of a mother holding her newborn child's foot in Mont-de-Marsan, southwestern France, April 22, 2011. LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images

A Tennessee police officer was being looked upon as an “angel” after she helped a woman deliver her baby on the side of a busy highway in Nashville on Tuesday. Bridgette Crumley, her husband, mother-in-law and 3-year-old son were on their way to the hospital early Tuesday morning when they realized they wouldn’t be able to make it in time.

"We were heading to the hospital when she just started coming out. My water didn't even break," Crumley told Fox 17.

The family pulled over on Highway 46 and called 911. Crumley said Dickson Police Officer Sierra Repgrogal showed up when “the baby was half out.”

"It was scary. They (family in car) were saying someone is gonna have to catch the baby. My mother-in-law was praying and that's when then she showed up like an angel,” Crumley said.

"I remember her walking up, looking at me then looking at the baby and just going to work like she had done this before. She never left my sight and just started to grab and pull while I pushed," she continued.

The baby Isabella was born in the front seat of the car around at 2:22 a.m local time (3.22 a.m. EST). The officer helped deliver the baby before the EMS arrived and also ensured that the baby was safe.

“She broke the sac, put her on me, made sure she was breathing and wrapped her in a blanket," Crumley said.

The EMS arrived and cut the umbilical cord off the child. The mother and the child were then taken to the hospital.

"It was scary at first before she (Reprogal) showed up because you don't know what's gonna happen, if the baby is gonna be okay. If she didn't show up I don't know what we were gonna do. My mother-in-law's prayers were answered,” Crumley added.

“I was freaking out a little bit, but I knew I couldn’t just sit there and think about it, so I did what I knew had to be done to make sure the baby and the mama were okay. I’ll definitely remember it for the rest of my life,” Reprogal said, Lifezette reported.

To show their gratitude to the officer, the family decided to give the baby part of the officer’s name. “So very thankful for Sierra Reprogal for stepping up and delivering our little baby girl. So now there is a change of plans. Instead of Isabella Marie Crumley it is now Isabella Sierra-Marie Crumley,” the girl's mother posted on Facebook.

Reprogal shared the incident, along with a photo of her with the newborn baby and the mother on her Facebook page. In the post, the police officer said: “Literally one of the best things I’ve ever done or been a part of. I delivered Isabella on the side of the road yesterday morning at 2:22 am. ... It means so much that you guys decided to add my name to her beautiful name. Thank you for that!”