From the Aberdeen Police Department:
On Saturday, February 20, 2016, at approximately 5:43 PM, Aberdeen Police responded to the Amtrak Station located at 18 E. Bel Air Ave for a call for service. A Northbound Amtrak train en route to New York had to make an unscheduled stop for an unexpected delivery.
Officer Gibbons and Officer Testerman arrived on the scene and found Sheera Lowe, of Philadelphia, in labor. Officers were met by Aberdeen Fire Department Paramedic Keith Williams and EMT Judy Hinch. Together they prepared for an emergency delivery. However, with no time to wait Trinity Christina Stokes entered the world at 6:01 PM, weighing a healthy 8 lbs. 5 ounces.
Shortly after the baby was born, mother and daughter were transported to University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Medical Center where they could rest comfortably.
Mrs. Lowe boarded the train in Kannapolis, North Carolina after visiting with her husband who works for FedEx and is assigned out of state. The baby was due on March 4th, 2016; however, she began to experience contractions just after leaving Penn station in Baltimore. Shortly thereafter, her water broke and she arrived in Aberdeen just in time for delivery.
So touched by the birth of baby Trinity; Officer Gibbons, a father of two himself visited the hospital. According to Mrs. Lowe, the child’s middle name is the same as a passenger who provided comfort to her throughout her labor and childbirth. Mrs. Lowe was unable to obtain the passengers complete information only that she was from New York.