Elsmere Officer Saves Three Overdose Patients During His Shift

On Friday, September 27th, 2019, during the course of his 12-hour shift, Cpl. Steven West assisted the New Castle County Police Department on three separate CPR’s in progress, related to heroin overdoses.

The first occurred in the 1400 block of E. Willow Run Drive in the Development of Willow Run. The second occurred in the 100 block of Matthes Avenue in the development of Elmhurst. The third occurred in the 1600 block of Robbins Place in the development of Cleland Heights.

Cpl. West was the first on scene for each incident and was able to successfully administer life-saving measures, including Naloxone (Narcan) doses, reversing the effects of the heroin and allowing each subject to regain consciousness and start breathing on their own again.

All subjects were transported to the hospital for observation.

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