Two troopers from the JFK Barrack of the Maryland State Police helped a mother deliver her baby boy on the side of the road along I-695 on Thursday night.
At 10:45 p.m., a motorist pulled onto the shoulder of the beltway where First Sergeant Edward Luers and Trooper First Class Zachary Mills, from the JFK Barrack, were working overtime at an I-695 construction site. The driver of the vehicle exited and ran over to the troopers in their patrol cars to alert them his wife was having intense labor pains.
The troopers immediately called for emergency medical service personnel and ran to the wife to administer aid. They recognized the mother’s labor pains were becoming worse. Subsequently, TFC Mills placed himself in a position to assist with the delivery. With one push, the baby boy was delivered into the arms of the trooper.
The baby was swaddled in towels the family had with them and placed upon the mother’s stomach. Five minutes later, EMS arrived and assisted the newborn and his family with transportation to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore.