DEERFIELD, Mass (WWLP) — A Deerfield Police officer rescued someone from a heroin overdose.
According the department’s Facebook page, officers responded to a call Friday, and found a victim with no pulse who was not breathing. They noticed the signs of an overdose, and used the overdose reversal drug Narcan, which saved the person’s life.
It’s something residents hope to see every police department equipped with. George Gonzalez of Agawam told 22News, “They got the drugs, they should carry them, for when people overdose, because there’s a lot of overdoses lately. A lot of heroin going around drugs, save a life you know.”
Governor Baker recently dedicated $28 million of the state budget to combat the opioid epidemic through treatment services and prevention programs.
According to Deerfield police, this was the first time they used Narcan since being trained in its use in the Spring.