New Jersey state troopers help deliver baby at Port Norris headquarters
Four New Jersey state troopers helped to deliver a baby at their Cumberland County headquarters Thursday morning.
The troopers at the Port Norris barracks took a call around 9 a.m. that a woman who was in labor was being driven to the station.
Deshyamma Dalton says that she was at the hospital, but was released because doctors told her it was too early to deliver. But when she got home the baby wasn't waiting.
Detectives Matthew Hanlin and Andrew Abdil and Troopers Bryan Blair and Tyler Dornewass were able to assist Dalton when she arrived and help deliver a healthy baby girl.
"It was a pretty intense situation to be in," says Hanlin. "You go to work every day and you never know what you're going to be faced with."
The troopers admit that they haven't had personal experience delivering babies before, but say that they gained valuable experience for the future.
Dalton and her new daughter Ka'naih were taken to the hospital after the delivery. Dalton joked that the troopers would now be able to help deliver their own babies when the time comes.
This is Dalton's third child.