Trooper Saves Newborn On Pasadena Roadside

PASADENA, Md. (WJZ) – A Maryland state trooper on his way to work Monday morning thought he was stopping to help a disabled motorist, but ended up possibly saving the life of the baby girl who had just been born in the back seat of the car.

Sergeant Daniel McLain was traveling westbound on Rt. 100 near Rt. 10 at about 7:45 a.m., when he noticed what he thought was a disabled vehicle on the shoulder of the highway. McLain saw a man outside the vehicle and detected a look of panic and distress not normally seen, even on the faces of disabled motorists.

When McLain approached the car, he saw a woman in the back seat who had just given birth to a baby. The trooper saw the baby was blue and was still attached to the umbilical cord.

McLain immediately began cardio-pulmonary resuscitation on the newborn. The baby responded to the CPR and began breathing. She soon returned to a healthy pink color and was transported by ambulance, along with her mother, to the Baltimore Washington Medical Center. Both are reportedly doing well.

McLain is a 20-year-veteran of the Maryland State Police. He is the proud father of four children.

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  1. Steve says:

    Great to have the GOOD that is done be recognized. Thanks . GREAT job Trooper. Good luck and good health to all

  2. Kim Moore says:

    These men are so dedicated to their jobs. Good job well done.

  3. Herman Glimsher says:

    EXCELLENT JOB!!!

  4. Ed Soul says:

    Why did they take her and the baby to GBMC when BWMC is less than a mile a way? That MUST have been a typo.

    1. Atim Ant says:

      Maybe BWMC is not a children’s hospital?

      1. Alex says:

        It was a typo. BWMC just opened its birthing center and has always been a children’s center. Plus, as a paramedic myself, we can not bypass a hospital in such a priority call as child birth, even if the hospital does not have a maternity ward, any hospital in MD still have the resources to deal with it.

    2. bernard Mc Kernan says:

      North Arundel hospital is minutes away off of rte 100.

    3. RDNKKKGRL says:

      THEY DIDNT TAAKE HER TO GBMC THEY TOOK HER TO BALTO WASHINGTON WHICH IS JUST RIGHT UP THE STREET ABOUT 5MILES

  5. whatnow says:

    Good job. It’s nice when they actually print something good that a cop does instead of only talking about the bad apples. BWMC just restarted their obstetrics after years of not delivering babies. Perhaps her doctor does not practice at BWMC, and since the baby was already born and out of distress, they went on to GBMC.

  6. Cathy says:

    YEA! THAT WAS SO SWEET,IT IS GODD TO HEAR HAPPY NEWS FOR ONCE INSTEAD OF BAD ALL THE TIME.

  7. GW says:

    So prioud of Sgt. McLain,great job! The family is doing great!

    1. Elaine Pollack says:

      AGREED!

  8. Sherri says:

    Good job Dan!! Must feel good to go home at night knowing you saved a life:)

  9. Edie says:

    Thank you Trooper Dan..It was nice to hear some good news for a change,,God Bless.

  10. RDNKKKGRL. says:

    NOW SEE WHY CANT ALL OFFICERS BE LIKE THIS YOU HARDLY EVER HEAR ANYTHING BAD THATS GOING ON W/STATE TROOPERS THATS CAUSE THEY RESPECT THEMSELVES Y CANT THE CITY AND COUNTY B LIKE THAT…….ID MUCH RATHER B PULLED OVER Y A TROOPER THAN A REGULAR COP!!!…………AND U NO WAT THAT TROOPER WOULD SAY…”HE WAS JUST DOING HIS JOB”…NOW THATS A COP!!!

  11. Elaine Pollack says:

    REFRESHING to hear wonderful stories like this in the media! Breath of fresh air and new LIFE!! God is everywhere!

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