Narcan Save by Twp PD

Narcan Save by Twp PD

Narcan Save By Twp Officer
Posted on 11/09/2018
Northville Township Police Officer Saves Life With Narcan One Day After It Was
Issued.

The first day Northville Township Police Officer Tony Dang was on patrol with his issued Narcan Kit he successfully used it to save the life of a 44 year old Plymouth resident who overdosed on heroin. Narcan kits were issued to Northville Township Police Officers on
November 8, 2018.

Officer Dang, who was sworn into the Northville Township Police Department only 18 days ago on October 22, 2018, was dispatched to a cardiac arrest on November 9, 2018 along with his Field Training Officer Justin Norlock at Six Mile Rd. and Haggerty Rd.

The officers arrived at the scene and discovered the man was not breathing and had no pulse. The officers performed CPR. While Officer Norlock performed CPR, Officer Dang administered a dose of nasal Narcan to the man. After the Narcan was administered the
man began to labor for breath and his pulse returned. Moments later the man’s
condition began to degrade again. Officer Dang administered a second dose of nasal Narcan.

The man regained consciousness after the second dose of Narcan, revealing that he had snorted heroin. Northville Township Fire Department Paramedics transported the man to the emergency department at St. Mary’s hospital for further treatment.

The Northville Township Public Safety Department would like to thank the Detroit Wayne Mental Health Authority and Growth Works for training the police officers in Narcan administration and supplying the lifesaving drug. Due to these partnerships and combined efforts one man is alive after overdosing on heroin.

Northville Township, Michigan, November 9, 2018

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