DANSVILLE —Equipping Sheriff’s Deputies with Naloxone is already paying off, as a person’s life was saved on Christmas morning after overdosing on opiates.
According to a press release from Livingston County Sheriff Thomas Dougherty, Dansville Police Officer Jeffrey Faugh responded to an ambulance call for a drug overdose, and upon arrival found the subject unresponsive. Officer Faugh recognized that this was a possible drug overdose, and called for anyone in the area who may be able to respond with Naloxone, a substance that is delivered in spray form through the nasal passages to counteract the effects of opiates.
Livingston County Sheriff Deputy Caleb Cutting and Investigator Daniel Rittenhouse heard the call for help and responded immediately to the scene. Deputy Cutting was able to administer his assigned Naloxone kit to the patient successfully and the subject became responsive immediately. The subject was then transported to Noyes Memorial Hospital for further evaluation.
Sheriff Dougherty added how proud he was of the efforts of Officer Faugh, Deputy Cutting and Investigator Rittenhouse in their lifesaving measures, and credited the recent decision to equip and train Deputies with Naloxone for saving the victim’s life.
The successful administering of the life-saving drug was a credit to Sheriff’s Investigator Joshua Monster, Deputy Phyllis Applin, Chief Jeff Wilcox of the Nunda Police Department, and the Livingston County Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse joint training sessions of those who had been issued Naloxone.