Perryville troopers help deliver baby on I-695
— Two troopers from the JFK Barrack in Perryville helped a mother deliver her baby boy on the side of the road on I-695 on
At 10:45 p.m. Thursday, a motorist pulled onto the shoulder of I-695 where 1st Sgt. Edward Luers and Tfc. Zachary Mills, from the JFK Barrack, were working over- time at an I-695 construction site, police reported. 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, police reported. They recognized the mother’s labor pains were becoming worse. Subsequently, 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 that the family had with them and placed upon the mother’s stomach, po- lice reported. Five minutes later, emergency medical services arrived and assisted the newborn and his family with transportation to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore.