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Naloxone Saves Lives - 4/10/15

The Hanover Borough Police Department recognizes the threat heroin places on the public health and safety of this community.  As a result, the department's officers have all been trained to carry and administer Naloxone, also known as Narcan, to victims suffering from an opioid overdose.  Thanks to the York County District Attorney's Office and the York County Heroin Task Force, the department's officers will be carrying Naloxone Kits while on duty.  Already, and within just two weeks of carrying the drug, two officers saved the life of a woman overdosing the morning of Thursday, April 9, 2015.  Officers and medical personnel were dispatched to a residence where a 28 year old female was reportedly in cardiac arrest as a result of a heroin overdose.  When officers arrived, the woman was found unconscious, barely breathing, and exhibiting signs of an opioid overdose.  Officers worked together and administered a dose of Naloxone intranasal spray to the victim's nostrils.  The life saving drug successfully reversed the opioid overdose symptoms, saving the life of this young woman who immediately regained consciousness. 

The police department encourages residents to report suspicious and drug related activity to the police department.  We also encourage residents to safely dispose of their unwanted and unused medications, which can be done at the police department through the Medication Return Drop-Box program. 

Officers Louis Loucks and Clint Miles - credited for the department's first naloxone save since the drug was available to carry while on duty