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Alabama State Trooper Stops Speeding Car, Ends Up Delivering Baby

When an Alabama state trooper performed a routine traffic stop over the weekend, he couldn't have expected he would help with the delivery of a baby boy.

The trooper, Michael Kesler, pulled over a vehicle for speeding Sunday in Limestone County and quickly realized that the woman sitting in the passenger seat was in labor "and about to deliver the baby," according to a statement from Alabama's secretary of law enforcement Spencer Collier.

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"Without hesitation, Trooper Kesler quickly acted and assisted new dad, Danny Lowe, in the delivery of the baby," Collier said.

"She pushed, and I caught him," said Lowe, according to NBC affiliate WAFF. "That's pretty much how it went."

Kesler helped keep the baby warm, and made sure that mom, Shawna, dad and baby — 6-pound, 19.5-inch Barrett Lowe — got to the hospital, according to Collier's statement. He even went another step further and stopped at the store to pick up flowers, cupcakes and a newborn starter kit to deliver to the new parents at the hospital.

"Trooper Kesler's actions today exemplify the mission of the Alabama State Troopers — to serve and protect. I want to personally commend Trooper Kesler for his swift actions and going above and beyond the call of duty," Collier said.