Marshall County

Rural Marshall County, Iowa -Deputies Respond to Woman in Labor During Blizard Conditions

January 14, 2024

On January 13th, 2024, at approximately 11:20 PM Marshall County Deputies and first responders were dispatched to 1359 Binford Avenue for a report of a female having contractions.  Due to weather and road conditions, the responding deputy and first responders were unable to reach the residence.  The deputy continued to respond by walking a half mile to the residence as the female remained online with the Marshall County Communications Center.   Marshall County Secondary Roads and Iowa Department of Transportation were contacted to clear the drifted roads for emergency responders to reach the residence.  Clemons Fire Department was able to utilize a tractor to clear a path for Unity Point Health Ambulance.  At approximately 12:38 AM the pregnant female gave birth.      

The female and baby were transported to Unity Point Heath.  Names and conditions are not being released at this time.  

The Marshall County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by Marshall County Communications Center-Emergency Medical Dispatch, Clemons Fire Department, Unity Point Heath-Marshalltown Ambulance, State Center First Responders, Marshall County Secondary Roads Department, and Iowa Department of Transportation.

For more information, please contact Sheriff Joel Phillips by calling 641-754-6380 or via email at

The Marshall County, Iowa Sheriff's Office is led by Sheriff Joel Phillips and is committed to keeping communities and neighborhoods safe in Marshall County.

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