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Mitzi Johanknecht


King County Sheriff deputy uses naloxone on heroin overdose

Summary

(Downtown Seattle) Two King County Sheriff’s Office bicycle patrol deputies used department issued Naloxone yesterday on a man that was suffering from an apparent opioid overdose. Their actions resulted in the first “reversal” since the Sheriff’s Office started issuing Naloxone in May. (Case#C16037808)

Story

Two King County Sheriff’s office bicycle patrol deputies used department issued Naloxone yesterday on a man that was suffering from an apparent opioid overdose. 

The deputies are assigned to King County Metro Transit Police and were working in the downtown area near Westlake Center yesterday at 8pm when they were flagged down by multiple citizens reporting the man in distress. 

The deputies contacted the victim who appeared to be suffering from a heroin overdose. One of the deputies administered his department issued Naloxone.   The Seattle Fire Department responded and assumed care of the man.  He was taken to Harborview for treatment.

The King County Sheriff’s Office started  issuing Naloxone to Metro Transit Bicycle deputies in May in response to an increase in heroin related overdoses and deaths in the downtown area.