JOURDANTON, Texas – Routine traffic stop for a Jourdanton police sergeant. Joshua Walker was a life-saving event for a man he says had ingested heroin.
The suspect, who had been released on bail for a previous crime, told the officer that he was not feeling well.
Walker said the man did not admit to taking any drugs.
“He kept telling me, ‘Hey, I need to break out,’” Walker recalled his words.
Instinct and training worked for Walker, who already had Narcan at arm’s length. The lifesaving drug is used to treat overdoses in the field.
“Once he passed out, I could still hear the ambulance coming, so we flipped him over and injected two drugs right away,” Walker said.
After two minutes and four doses of Narcan, a man in his 30s began to breathe again.
Walker hopes it will show the drug problem that Texas rescuers face on a daily basis on the job.
“Every single day there are a lot of officers, paramedics, firefighters who save people’s lives and provide these people with vital assistance, you know, they are criminals or ordinary people on the worst day of their lives. life, he said.
Jourdanton Police Chief Eric Kaiser says all 10 officers in his department started carrying drugs in their cars about a year ago. It was acquired through the use of a grant.
“Having this antidote is really… there is no value that you can appreciate,” Kaiser said.
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