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Startford Police Make First Opioid 'Save' With Use Of Narcan

Officers in the Stratford Police Department are now carrying Narcan nasal spray to treat opioid overdoses.
Officers in the Stratford Police Department are now carrying Narcan nasal spray to treat opioid overdoses. Photo Credit: Stratford Police Department

STRATFORD, Conn. — Police officers in Stratford saved an opioid overdose victim through the use of Narcan on Thursday morning, the department announced on Twitter.

It was the first overdose victim revived through the use of Narcan since the antidote was deployed to Stratford patrol officers, the police department said.

Related story: Stratford Police Add Narcan To Tools To Help Fight Opioid Overdoses

The incident on Thursday happened on Lordship Boulevard, police said.

The Stratford Police Department began using Narcan to combat overdoses as a result of the widespread opioid epidemic across Connecticut and the country.

Narcan is a brand of naloxone, a medication used to block the effects of opioids, particularly in the case of an overdose.

The Narcan nasal spray was deployed to assist first responders. The Stratford Police Department worked in partnership with the Stratford Health Department, Fire Department and EMS to acquire, train and deploy the Narcan kits.

No further information was released on the Thursday incident.

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