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Indiana Conservation Officer Revives Two Overdose Victims With Naloxone In One Week
Updated January 27, 2017 8:54 AM
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(WASHINGTON CO.) - An Indiana Conservation officer revived two overdose victims with Naloxone in one week in Washington County.

Conservation officer's receive specialized training in the administration of Naloxone, commonly know as Narcan.

Officers carry the opiate overdose drug in their first aid kits.

One conservation officer in Washington County saved two lives in one week .

On Monday, January 23 at 10:15 p.m. Conservation Officer Neal Brewington, who is also a certified emergency medical responder, along with the Washington County Sheriff's Department, Blue River Fire and EMS, responded to an opiate overdose call.

Officer Brewington and sheriff's deputies both administered Naloxone, and were able to revive one victim. The victim's brother had also overdosed and was revived and transported by ambulance to the hospital.

On Thursday, Officer Brewington responded to another opiate overdose call in Washington County, and was the first officer on scene. Once there he found an unresponsive victim slumped halfway out of a vehicle and administered Naloxone. Shortly afterward, a Washington County Sheriff's Deputy arrived and also administered the drug, reviving the victim.

"Indiana Conservation Officers are some of the most diverse, well-trained police officers in the state," says Indiana Conservation Officer Lt. Dan Dulin, who is a certified paramedic and First Aid Training Coordinator for the DNR Law Enforcement Division. "The recent training in Naloxone use is one we hoped to never use, but it's one more tool that we have available to assist citizens while accomplishing our primary mission of conservation law enforcement."

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