For first time since being implemented in 2018, Elk Grove Police officers use Narcan to save life of overdose victim

Last week Elk Grove Police officers used the medication Narcan to save the life of an opioid overdose victim.

Police officers were responding to a situation where a victim was passed out and not breathing. While en-route to the call, information was conveyed to the officers that a controlled substance was found on a pillow near the victim.

The male victim was found unresponsive and through their training, the officers recognized the signs of a possible overdose. After administering Narcan, a pulse could be felt and the individual was taken to an area hospital. 

Since May 2018, Elk Grove Police officers were equipped and trained to administer Narcan in the event of an overdose. Last week's incident was the first time officers use their training to administer the life-saving drug. 

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