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.