Edmonds police save first life with Naloxone application

EPDpatchEdmonds police were able to save the life of a man who overdosed on heroin at a Highway 99 motel early Wednesday morning.

According to police spokesman Sgt. Shane Hawley, police were the first to arrive at the scene following the 911 call at the motel in the 23900 block of Highway 99 at 3 a.m. Wednesday. Police used a combination of CPR and Naloxone, a drug that temporarily blocks the effects of a heroin overdose, to save the man, Hawley said.

The man was taken to Swedish Edmonds for follow-up treatment.

The incident marked the first time Edmonds police have saved a life since receiving Naloxone training. You can learn more about police use of the drug, as well as the reality of heroin overdoses in Edmonds, in our Ask the Edmonds Cop video here.

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