8 / 4 Germantown Police Respond to Drug Overdose

On Saturday evening at approximately 5:30 pm, Germantown Police Officers responded to the Speedway Gas Station on Rivers Bend Lane regarding reports of suspicious circumstances occurring in a bathroom.  According to Lieutenant David Huesmann, when officers arrived at the business, store employees advised them an individual had been locked in the bathroom for an extended period of time and was currently making strange noises. Entry to the bathroom was gained, and officers immediately recognized this incident as a possible heroin overdose.  A Germantown Police Officer administered Narcan to the male victim prior to arrival of Germantown Rescue.  The victim eventually regained consciousness after being transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.  According to Fire Chief Gary Weiss who was at the scene, this officer’s ability to administer Narcan to the victim saved this victim’s life. In mid-July, Germantown Police Officers were trained in the use of Narcan and now carry Narcan in their squads.  This incident was the first time that a Germantown Officer administered Narcan while on duty.
In a related incident to the rescue call, another Germantown Police Officer’s hand was accidentally pierced by a used hypodermic needle that the victim had in his possession. The officer who was stuck by the needle was wearing gloves; however, the gloves failed to protect his hands. The officer transported himself to a local hospital for immediate medical treatment.  The officer was admitted to the hospital and was treated and evaluated for his injury. 
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