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Washtenaw County Deputies Saved Ten Lives With Naloxone In 2015

May 5, 2016

Credit courtesy photo / ewashtenaw.org

Assault and domestic violence cases were down in Washtenaw County last year. That's one of the highlights of the 2015 Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office

 

In 2015, deputies began to carry Naloxone to treat heroin overdoses. “We saved ten lives," spokesperson Derrick Jackson says.  "Literally four days after our training, our deputies saved a life.” 

There were 339 fewer cases of assault last year than in 2014, and 223 fewer domestic violence cases last year.  The data comes from the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office annual report, released today.

 

Jackson says the county remains a relatively safe place, especially, "compared to some of our neighboring communities, [Washtenaw County] is a very safe community to live, work, and play in.”

A link to the report can be found here.

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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