Dallas deputy delivers baby during traffic stop


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The Associated Press

DALLAS — This traffic stop was unlike any other Sgt. Bryan Sherman had made as a Dallas County deputy.

Seconds after he pulled over a speeder on a busy interstate overpass today, he was delivering a healthy baby girl.

Sherman says that he was forced to kick it into gear when he approached the car and saw the woman already giving birth. He says he saw it was now or never and he told the young mother to start pushing.

Soon, Kemia Mendoza was born. Paramedics arrived and took over. The baby weighed in at 6 pounds, 13 ounces. And mother and daughter were doing fine at Baylor Medical Center.

For her part, new mother Danielle Dansby says she told the baby’s father to pull over when she saw the deputy behind them. She told Dallas television station WFAA that she thought the deputy could help, although she just thought it would be by escorting them to the hospital.

The deputy said the experience is something he will never forget.

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