- Associated Press - Thursday, December 25, 2014

SUMTER, S.C. (AP) - Firefighters in Sumter say a woman brought her baby to them because she said she couldn’t care for the boy any more.

Sumter Fire Department Capt. Joey Duggan told The Sumter Item (http://bit.ly/1EdS30S ) that the woman rang the doorbell of a station around 9 p.m. Dec. 17 and gave her baby boy to the firefighter who opened the door.

Duggan says the woman dropped the infant’s diaper bag and walked away. The firefighter tried to get her to come back, but she didn’t turn around.

Duggan says this is the first time a baby has been left at a Sumter fire station.

Daniel’s Law in South Carolina allows mothers to legally leave babies with a responsible adult at places like fire stations, police stations, hospitals, doctor’s offices and churches.

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Information from: The Sumter Item, http://www.theitem.com

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