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Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2013 2:36 pm

A Marshall woman gave birth to a baby girl in the Marshall Police Department parking lot Thursday morning.

Shortly before 8 a.m., village staff heard a man pounding on the doors and informed them that his wife was giving birth in their vehicle parked outside in the police department parking lot.

Officer Kristine Quam, who was at the Marshall Police Department after her shift was completed, jumped into action with her sister, administrative assistant Deanna Chadwick. They responded outside to help the man’s wife who was in labor and helped deliver the baby within minutes of the husband and wife arriving at the police department. 

The baby girl was delivered at 7:48 a.m. Thursday.

The newborn and her mother were then transported by Marshall EMS to a local hospital in stable condition following the delivery.  

On-duty Officer Dan Schuster was dispatched to the call and stated that upon arrival Quam and Chadwick were calm and had the incident under control. 

Schuster said that it was unbelievable how great of a team the two sisters made in assisting the mother and helping bring the newborn into the world. 

Besides having a remarkable birth story, the infant also now shares a birthday with her father who said soon after the birth, “It will be hard to top this year’s birthday.”

The department has received an update that mother and daughter are doing well, according to Police Chief Lee Hellenbrand.

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