Local Police Departments Save 3 Hudson Valley Resident’s Lives
A round of applause for three local police departments, from two counties, who saved three Hudson Valley residents from likely death.
On Tuesday around 9:00 p.m., East Fishkill police responded to a 911 call of an overdose behind a plaza in Fishkill Plains. The callers said their 37-year-old friend overdosed on heroin, was not breathing and turning blue, police say.
The 911 dispatcher gave CPR instructions while waiting for officers to respond. Soon, arriving officers, Ken Knapp and Austin Nichols, administered three doses of Narcan, an opioid reversal medication.
The 37-year-old slowly regained consciousness and began breathing on his own. He was later transported to a Pougkeepsie hospital.
On Tuesday afternoon, Monroe police was sent to Lois Lane to investigate a report of a unresponsive male inside a parked car.
Responding officers found a 59-year-old man unresponsive, with short gasping breaths and suffering from an apparent opiate overdose, police say.
Before the ambulance arrived on the scene, officers administered Narcan and the unnamed man regained consciousness. The male was transported to the hospital for further evaluation.