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EMU Officers Save Overdose Victim's Life With Naloxone

May 25, 2016

Credit EMU

Officers at Eastern Michigan University saved a 54 year-old man's life over the weekend using the drug Naloxone.

 


It was the department’s first life saved by using the anti-overdose drug.

Eastern Michigan Police Department Chief Bob Heighes says officers received training recently with the drug. 

"[It was] a great effort by the officers at Eastern.  Again, [they were] out servicing the entire community around the campus.  They saved a person’s life and that’s the key thing, be it a student or non-student [life].”

Officers Phillip Beasley and Kyle Johnson responded to the call around 3 AM Saturday morning.  The incident occurred a few blocks south of campus.

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— Amanda LeClaire is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News.  Contact her at 734.487.3363 or email her aleclair@emich.edu