North Attleborough officers praised for overdose revival caught on camera
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH, Mass. (WJAR) —
North Attleborough police officers are being praised for saving a man’s life who was allegedly overdosing.
Shane Gould recorded the incident at a service station off Route 1.
“I honestly saw the most heroic thing,” he said.
Gould said he recorded the incident because he wants to shine light on the struggle of addiction and show people the work police officers do in the street.
The video shows police officers administering the opioid antidote Narcan to the victim. Gould said the officer had also performed CPR.
About a minute after the officer administered the Narcan, the man was revived, Gould said.
North Attleborough Police Chief John Reilly said until his department received the antidote, officers would feel helpless in situations like that.
“They were going on calls, waiting for an ambulance and said we want it and they are using it all the time,” Reilly said. “These guys did a great job as usual,” Reilly said.
He added since the department began administering Narcan, overdose deaths have dropped about 50 percent.