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Local first responders honored for saving life of fellow officer

Local first responders honored for saving life of fellow officer
Local first responders honored for saving life of fellow officer(Megan Vanselow)
Published: Aug. 31, 2021 at 10:47 PM CDT
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MARLIN, Texas (KWTX) - Marlin City Council honored four area first responders at its meeting Tuesday night for saving the life of an officer who came in contact with an unknown substance after a traffic stop and began experiencing overdose symptoms.

Falls County deputies administered Narcan early om the morning of Aug. 24 to a Marlin police officer who was exposed to an unknown drug after a traffic stop.

Narcan is a medication that can be used in emergency to block the effects of an actual or suspected opioid overdose.

Deputies heard a radio call at around 3:30 a.m. Aug. 24 from a Marlin officer who said, “We need Narcan at our location now.”

They responded to the scene of the traffic stop and found the officer “was having obvious reactions to exposure.”

The officer, who was placed in a deputy’s patrol unit and taken to a local hospital, was treated, and then later released and “is expected to be OK.”

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