KMOX 1120AM
Traffic & Weather: Get The Latest Information | Traffic Maps | Weather Forecast

Local

Coulterville Police Trained to Save Lives

Brian Kelly
View Comments
Jeannie Gore (R) lost a son to a heroin overdose. She attended a Heroin Kills rally in St. Louis on Saturday, May 19, 2012 (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Jeannie Gore (R) lost a son to a heroin overdose. She attended a Heroin Kills rally in St. Louis on Saturday, May 19, 2012 (KMOX/Brad Choat)

brian-kelly Brian Kelly
Brian Kelly is a Florissant native who returned to KMOX in 2009 after...
Read More
News

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

COULTERVILLE, Ill. (KMOX) – The small town of Coulterville, Illinois is arming its police officers with some cutting edge technology that has been proven to save lives.

Monday night the four officers in the Randolph County town of fewer than 1,000 residents will be trained to use Narcan – a drug that reverses opiate overdoses including heroin.

heroin22 Coulterville Police Trained to Save Lives

Police Chief Jason Schlesinger tells KMOX that Narcan will save lives in his rural community where ambulances can take over 15 minutes to respond.

“I feel that we’re the first on scene and we have a responsibility to our community to provide this service,” says Schlesinger.

According to USA Today, Narcan reversed overdoses in 211 of 221 cases involving the Quincy, Massachusetts Police.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus