October Enforcement Staff Member of the Month

  • By Robin Brown
  • Posted Monday, November 25, 2019

While on patrol during the early morning hours on October 10, 2019, a citizen driving a vehicle stopped Deputy Crane. The driver advised Deputy Crane that his friend had overdosed and was unresponsive. Deputy Crane quickly responded to the address and located the subject on the floor in an upstairs bedroom. The subject did not respond to general stimuli, had a weak pulse and displayed shallow breathing. Deputy Crane attempted to revive the subject by use of sternal rubs and loud conversation but neither appeared to have any positive effect. Deputy Crane noticed several prescription bottles on the floor and observed superficial cut marks on the subject's arm. Deputy Crane learned the subject had recently ended a relationship. Deputy Crane administered Narcan and within a few seconds, the subject began to revive and respond to stimuli. The subject admitted to taking an undetermined amount of prescription medication. Deputy Crane kept the subject from falling back into a comatose state until Emergency Medical Services arrived on the scene. Deputy Crane’s quick action directly contributed to reviving and stabilizing the subject, which greatly improved his chances of survival.