2017 News Release

January 19, 2017

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Troopers Deliver Baby Girl in Parking Lot of Barracks

Port Norris, N.J. - Troopers are well versed in catching thieves, burglars, drug dealers and other criminals on a regular basis, but catching babies is something that does not happen every day.  Earlier this morning, Detectives Matthew Hanlin and Andrew Abdill were faced with the unexpected, and helped successfully deliver a baby girl in the parking lot of Port Norris Station.

At 8:44 a.m., Port Norris troopers were advised by Cumberland County Communications that a woman in labor was being driven to the station, because the expectant mother believed that she was going to deliver the baby before they could get to a hospital.  When the driver and mother arrived at the station in a passenger van, Detectives Hanlin and Abdill, and Troopers Bryan Blair and Tyler Dornewass immediately attended to the mother inside of the van and helped deliver the baby girl. 

The four troopers rendered aid to mom and baby until Inspira Medical Center Paramedics, Laurel Lake Emergency Squad, and Mauricetown Fire Department arrived to provide additional treatment.  Mother and daughter were transported by ambulance to Inspira Medical Center in Vineland where they were last listed as in stable condition.

Photo of 4 Troopers


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