New Canaan cops save life
NEW CANAAN — Two town police officers saved a person who was overdosing on Wednesday.
Sgt. Aaron LaTourette and Officer Ron Bentley arrived less than three minutes after being dispatched to a report of an unresponsive person.
The officers suspected an opioid overdose, and administered Narcan, a drug that counteracts opioids, and performed CPR.
The person started breathing, regained consciousness, and was transported to the hospital by the New Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
LaTourette and Bentley will receive the department’s Medical Lifesaving Award, according to Police Chief Leon Krolikowski.
“Thanks to their training, professionalism and expert care they saved a life,” the chief said.
“We are proud of how these officers embody our mission,” Krolikowski added.
Krolikowski thanked Silver Hill Hospital for funding the New Canaan Police Narcan program and providing the training.
“This community partnership has saved several lives,” he said.