Bicycle Patrol Officers Administer Naloxone Downtown
On September 3, 2021 around 2:00 p.m. while patrolling laneways in the downtown area, officers with the Bicycle Patrol Unit came across a man who was unresponsive and showing signs of an opioid overdose.
Officers immediately administered naloxone and began performing CPR. Officers performed CPR for several minutes before the man started to respond positively to the life saving measures and regain consciousness. EMS arrived a short time later and the man was transported to hospital for further treatment. The man is expected to recover.
“The immediate response of our officers saved a life today,” says Chief Hugh Stevenson. “I am proud of their professionalism and critical thinking during a time of crisis.”
If you or someone you know is using opioids, get a naloxone kit. They are free and like today, could save a life. They are available at a number of local locations. Find them here.
To learn more about how to get help for addiction, how to dispose of found needles or sharps or naloxone kits; please visit Algoma Public Health.