New Canaan Police on Wednesday saved the life of an individual suspected of suffering an opioid overdose, officials said.
The officers responding to a report of an unresponsive person arrived in fewer than three minutes and administered Narcan and CPR in helping him or her regain consciousness, according to a press release issued by Police Chief Leon Krolikowski.
“As a result of the expert lifesaving care provided by the responding officers, the person started breathing, regained consciousness, and was transported to the hospital by the New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps,” Krolikowski said in the release.
It isn’t clear when or where the lifesaving incident occurred. A “medical assist” call is recorded in a redacted version of the daily police log for some time between 8:30 and 10 a.m., and NewCanaanite.com has received reports of heavy emergency response activity at that time in the area of Smith Ridge Road north of Garibaldi Lane.
The officers who responded are to receive the Police Department’s Medical Lifesaving Award at a future ceremony, the chief said.
“Thanks to their training, professionalism and expert care they saved a life,” Krolikowski said in the release. “We are proud of how these officers embody our mission which is ‘To protect and serve the community with courage, professionalism and integrity.’ Special thanks to Silver Hill Hospital for funding our Narcan program and providing the training. This community partnership has saved several lives.”