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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2013 11:15 am

MINER, Mo. (AP) — Two police officers in a small southeast Missouri town are being credited with a big assist — helping a woman deliver her baby.

KFVS-TV (http://bit.ly/WzBKB8 ) reports that Taylor Northern was visiting her sister near Miner on Saturday when she went into labor. The baby's father, Joe Turcotte, hurried to Miner from Cape Girardeau and they began driving to a hospital.

But the baby wasn't waiting — the head began to crown. Turcotte pulled into the Miner Police parking lot while holding the baby's head. His daughter and a friend went inside to alert police.

Officers Kyle Rodgers and Darrin Skinner went to the car and helped deliver the girl, named Jersey Rose.

The baby is at Missouri Delta Hospital in Sikeston with a feeding tube but otherwise doing well.

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