BOSTON (WWLP) – A Massachusetts State Trooper saved a man’s life, Friday evening, who appeared to be suffering from an opioid overdose.
According to the Mass. State Police, around 4:00 p.m. Friday, Trooper Timothy Burns of the Boston Barracks received a call of a possible overdose near Storrow Drive at the Fenway exit. When Trooper Burns arrived, the 52-year-old victim was not responding and appeared to be having an overdose.
Trooper Burns gave the victim a dose of Naloxone Hydrochloride, also known as Narcan, which immediately revived him. The man was taken to Boston EMS to Beth Israel Hospital for further evaluation.
The State Police said, as part of a pilot program, the Department has equipped about 100 troopers with Narcan and are planning to equip more troopers in the near future. Troopers who have been given Narcan are those whose patrol areas include state parks, reservations, beaches and other areas frequented by numerous pedestrians, including Logan International Airport.