Local rural hospital trains law enforcement to use narcan

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MARLIN, Texas (KWTX) A rural Central Texas hospital and clinic, alongside the Department of Agriculture trained several Falls County agencies how to use narcan Tuesday night.

The drug is given to people suffering an opioid overdose.

Falls County Sheriff Ricky Scaman said all of his deputies and several members of the Falls County Jail staff received the training.

The class was co-sponsored by Falls Community Hospital and Rural Health Clinic and the Department of Agriculture.

Scaman also said each patrol unit will now carry the life-saving drug.

Other law enforcement agencies and county fire departments attended the event as well.