Seymour Police officer helps save the life of overdose victim Monday night

SEYMOUR – On Monday, June 6th, at approximately 8:15 PM, Seymour Police Officer Gabe Jordan was on routine patrol of Seymour Park property and performed a security and welfare check at Freeman Field Recreation Area when he observed several pieces of luggage and what appeared to be a person lying in the grass.

Photo courtesy of Seymour Police

Officer Jordan investigated the area and located an unconscious female in the grass who was undergoing symptoms of a drug overdose, exhibiting shallow breathing and a low and weak pulse.

Officer Jordan immediately called for EMS support and administered two Narcan doses while using his issued bag valve mask to assist the woman in breathing. Other Seymour Police Department units and Jackson County EMS responded, administering additional Narcan medication.

Freeman Field Recreation Area in Seymour where the woman was found

She was later treated at Schneck Medical Center and successfully regained consciousness and recovered from the opioid overdose. The female was unsure as to how she had arrived at the park. Officer Jordan later stated that upon his arrival, it was apparent that the woman was “dumped” in the location from a passenger vehicle and left abandoned by whoever drove her to this secluded location.

A review of cameras in the area show a white male in a black cutoff shirt driving a red hatchback passenger car to the area where the woman was later located at approximately 8:15 PM. It was also noted that no calls for distress, calls to emergency services, or calls for assistance were placed for the woman.

This is an ongoing investigation at this time with footage still in review. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact SPD dispatch at 812-522-1234.