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NEW CANAAN POLICE SAVE HEROIN OVERDOSE VICTIM
New Canaan, CT:
New Canaan Officers responded to a location in New Canaan on the report of an unconscious person. The officers arrived on-scene less than two minutes after being dispatched.
Arriving officers quickly determined that the victim had recently used heroin, administered Naloxone, (also called Narcan, which is an antidote that reverses an opioid overdose), and began other lifesaving measures.
The victim regained consciousness and treatment was taken over by the New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
The involved officers will be issued a life-saving medical service award.
Special recognition to Silver Hill Hospital of New Canaan who in 2014 helped our Department become one of the first police departments in Fairfield County to provide all patrol officers with Naloxone.
Silver Hill helped fund the program and were instrumental in training our officers to properly use and deliver this life-saving drug.
It is estimated that nationwide nearly 27,000 lives have been saved by expeditiously administering Naloxone/Narcan.
New Canaan Police Officers are first responders to all medical emergencies and are able to deliver life-saving treatment within minutes of an emergency call.
For privacy reasons no additional information will be released regarding this incident.
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