Baby born at B&M bridge named after customs officer

A baby girl born at a South Texas border crossing will carry a name inspired by the U.S. customs officer who held her first after her 19-year-old mother gave birth.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement Monday that a U.S. citizen was a passenger in a vehicle that arrived Saturday at the bridge between Brownsville, Texas and Matamoros, Mexico.

The driver of the vehicle announced that the woman was about to give birth.

With medical help still on the way, officer Jaime Padron held the newborn child while colleague Marvin Prazelini helped the mother. The child was named Jamie.

The agency says Jamie and her mother were in good health. It did not identify the mother or the driver of the vehicle.

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