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It's a ... Oh, Boy! Baby Born on Beltway

Couple's SUV broke down on the way to the hospital Saturday.

A woman gave birth to a baby boy over the weekend in her SUV on I-495 with assistance from two police officers who stopped to help. Patch archive photo
A woman gave birth to a baby boy over the weekend in her SUV on I-495 with assistance from two police officers who stopped to help. Patch archive photo
When police officers train for their jobs, does labor and delivery come into play? Less than a month ago, a woman gave birth in her car during freezing weather this winter in Northern Virginia, on her way to the hospital. A police officer stopped to help.

It's happened again.

A local couple, and the police officers who stopped to help them, have something to remember from this past weekend.

Fairfax County's Master Police Officer Steve Faett was on “routine” patrol in the wee hours just after 1 a.m. Saturday when he was flagged down by what he thought was a disabled motorist on I-495.

He saw a woman walking along the interstate and quickly figured out that she was in the advance stages of labor. The parents-to-be were on their way to Inova Fairfax Hospital when their SUV broke down.

Faett escorted her back to her vehicle, made her as comfortable as possible and proceeded to deliver a healthy baby boy. MPO Brian Plaugher assisted by holding a light so everyone could see.

It was cold. It was dark. But Faett’s demeanor was soothing and calm throughout the experience, according to a police spokeswoman.

Mom, dad and their baby boy are doing fine. No word on the name.
CarolKristin February 05, 2014 at 09:12 AM
Well, what's the answer to the first sentence--question?
jon.wallman February 05, 2014 at 11:13 AM
My nephew took a job as a police officer in a small town in Connecticut. On his very first day on the job - he was of course assigned to the graveyard shift - he came upon a car on the side of the road with people in it. The woman was having a baby, right then and there. A great initiation into police work.

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