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Video: Alabama Trooper Delivers Baby by Side of Highway

February 09, 2016  | 

VIDEO: Alabama Trooper Delivers Baby by Side of Highway

An Alabama State Trooper performed a traffic stop in Limestone County on Sunday - only to help with a birth moments later.

Trooper Michael Kesler stopped the vehicle for speeding on Highway 72 just before 7 a.m., and quickly discovered the passenger was a woman in labor, and the baby was coming with or without him.

Kesler called an ambulance to the scene soon after delivering the baby. While he and parents Shawna and Danny Lowe parents waited, Kesler helped clean the baby and kept it and the new mother warm.

He also coordinated directions between the family doctor and emergency crews via cell phone.

The trooper accompanied the father to Athens Hospital, and while the father went to be with his wife and new child, Kesler popped out to a nearby grocery store, returning with flowers, cupcakes, and a "newborn starter kit" to bring to the parents.

When it was all said and done, six-pound, 19.5-inch Barrett Lowe was born happy and healthy - and has quite a story attached to the day of his birth.

Comments (2)

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Jon Retired LEO Wyoming @ 2/11/2016 2:29 PM

Unfortunately this story probably will not make the major news outlets because the good an officer does doesn't sell soap.Good job Trooper Kesler and congratulations to Mr. and Mrs.Lowe for a healthy baby!

Robin Osborne @ 2/16/2016 2:35 AM

Good job parents and a big thanks to a kind officer Great day for all involved !!!!!

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