BLOG: Wolf Administration Recognizes Police Departments, Individual Officers for Carrying Naloxone (ROUND-UP)

By: Eryn Spangler, Press Assistant

March 02, 2016

The Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) yesterday recognized more than 300 municipal police departments, the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) and hundreds of individual police officers who have reversed more than 600 opioid overdoses in little more than one year.

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With more than 150 uniformed police officers lining the stairs of the Capitol Rotunda, Lt. Gov. Mike Stack, along with DDAP Secretary Gary Tennis, Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania lawmakers, and representatives from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD), Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association (PDAA), Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association (PCPA), PSP, and the insurance industry – all key partners in equipping police with naloxone – thanked and praised police for their life-saving work.

Take a look at the coverage below:

PLS Reporter: Wolf administration recognizes police departments for carrying Naloxone

“Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine, along with the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), recognized more than 300 municipal police departments, the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) and hundreds of individual police officers who have reversed more than 600 opioid overdoses in little more than one year.”

WGAL News 8: Pennsylvania police reversed 600 overdoses with antidote Naloxone

“Police in Pennsylvania have reversed more than 600 heroin and opioid overdoses in the year that they’ve been carrying the antidote naloxone. Act 139, or “David’s Law,” made naloxone available to law enforcement, first responders, and anyone else who may be in a position to assist an individual at risk of experiencing an opioid-related overdose”

AP: Pennsylvania police reversed 600 overdoses with antidote

“ Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration says police officers in Pennsylvania reversed more than 600 heroin and opioid overdoses in a little over a year of carrying an antidote. Administration officials gathered Tuesday with more than 100 police officers in the Capitol to recognize the officers’ life-saving efforts.

FOX 43: Police statewide reverse over 600 opioid overdoses with Naloxone

“The Wolf administration today recognized more than 300 municipal police departments, the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) and hundreds of individual police officers who have reversed more than 600 opioid overdoses in a little more than one year.”

Reading Eagle: Bern Township police use naloxone to revive man

“The save came just before Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration recognized more than 300 municipal police departments and the state police for their officers having reversed more than 600 opioid overdoses in slightly more than a year.”

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