CHP Video Recalls Officer's Miracle Discovery Along Hwy. 280

In 1987, a Redwood City CHP officer made a routine stop along Highway 280. What he found was anything but routine.

CHP Officer Gibbons Photo: CHP Facebook
CHP Officer Gibbons Photo: CHP Facebook
By Joan Dentler

This video, posted to the California Highway Patrol's Facebook page, 
recalls the events on a cold December night in 1987 when an officer from the Redwood City office of CHP's Golden Gate Division discovered a newborn baby in a paper bag along Highway 280. 

The following is an excerpt from the Facebook post:

"You can call it luck, chance, or maybe a miracle. A newborn baby girl, only a few hours old, left abandoned in a paper bag on the side of the road. CHP Officer Gibbons just so happened to stop on that road, in the right spot, at just the right time…

Click here to view the video

The California Highway Patrol has a rich history that stretches back to 1929. Along the way, many incredible stories have taken place. Last summer, a dedicated team worked to capture some of those stories on film. We present the next story of “Legacy of Saving Lives.”


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