SCPD Officers Save Overdose Victim In Fort Salonga
Four Suffolk County Police Second Precinct officers saved a 20-year-old man who overdosed on heroin in Fort Salonga this morning.
Officers Joseph Mango, Barbara Hernandez, Shane Wild and Michael Guido responded to a call at a home on Old Bridge Road for an unresponsive man at 6:04 a.m. When the officers arrived they observed the victim passed out in his bedroom from an apparent heroin overdose. Officer Mango administered intranasal Narcan on the victim. The man was transported to Huntington Hospital in Huntington by the East Northport Rescue Squad. The man regained consciousness in the ambulance on the way to the hospital.
The Suffolk County Police Department is participating in the New York State Department of Health pilot program involving the deployment of intranasal Narcan, a prescription drug used to reverse opiate overdoses. Currently, the program is being used by officers in all Suffolk County Police precincts, Marine Bureau and the Emergency Service Section.