New Mexico Police Officer Saves a Life Reversing a Drug Overdose
For the very first time a police officer has reversed a drug overdose saving a life.
New Mexico State Police were successful in their first time having one of its officers use a drug to treat a person for an overdose. According to the police agency, an officer administered the drug to an unresponsive woman at a home in Taos County after the officer noticed signs of drug usage.
The police department says the officer was trained in the administration of Narcan under an educational initiative between state police and the New Mexico Department of Health. The drug completely or partially reverses an opioid overdose. The woman administered the drug in incident was transported for medical treatment after she regained consciousness.
She is recovering today. Many police departments around the country are starting to consider training officers in this type of drug administration to save lives from overdoses.