DANVILLE, Ind.–A Danville police officer saved a man’s life on Christmas Day.
The man was dying from a drug overdose and his face was turning purple on West Lincoln Street. When police got there, they found him unconscious. That’s when Officer Javie Settlemoir immediately grabbed his Narcan and administered the dose into the man’s nostrils.
Within minutes, he started to breathe again. They took him to a hospital to be treated.
They didn’t find anything illegal on him, but police discovered he had a warrant out for his arrest. After getting the treatment he needs, he will be booked into the Hendricks County Jail.
All Danville police officers carry Narcan and are trained to use it.
Narcan is an opioid antagonist used for the complete or partial reversal of opioid overdose, including respiratory depression. Narcan is also used for diagnosis of suspected or known acute opioid overdose and also for blood pressure support in septic shock.
(PHOTO: Danville Metropolitan Police Department)