In the past week, Eaton County Sheriff’s Patrol deputies successfully resuscitated two overdose victims with Naloxone (Narcan) opiod drug overdose reversing kits.
In the early morning of July 9, a man in an apartment complex in Delta Township overdosed and was not breathing. Deputy Dan Anderson administered Narcan to the 22-year-old victim, who then began breathing on his own.
On July 5, Deputy Andrew Jenkins used a Narcan kit on another man, also in Delta Township, who was unconscious after taking unknown pills. He was also revived. In both cases, the Delta Township Fire Department EMS took over emergency patient care upon arrival and transported the patients to the hospital.
“As the first emergency responders arriving at these scenes, our deputies again used their training and Narcan medication kits to reverse life threatening overdoses and I commend their quick actions to protect life,” Sheriff Tom Reich said.