Trooper helps deliver baby on Connecticut highway

GLASTONBURY, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut state trooper made a very special delivery in time for Christmas.

State police say a woman was on her way to the hospital Saturday to give birth when she realized the baby wasn't going to wait. Her brother, who was driving, pulled over on Route 2 in Glastonbury and waited for help to arrive.

Trooper First Class Greg Capps arrived just in time to deliver a boy weighing 6 pounds, 2 ounces.

Capps says the mother did a great job.

Mother and baby were brought to the hospital where they were said to be resting comfortably.


Connecticut State Police posted this statementon Facebook: "Trooper First Class Capps paid a visit to his new little buddy at St. Francis Hospital! The two first met just hours ago on Rte 2 in Glastonbury when this little guy decided he wasn't waiting any longer, hospital or not, he was ready to come into the world. Welcome to the family!"

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