RIDGEWAY --- Two Winneshiek County sheriff’s deputies are being recognized for saving a person’s life from an apparent opioid overdose last week.
Authorities were called to an unconscious resident around 1:15 a.m. on Oct. 17 and the person wasn’t breathing, according to the sheriff’s office.
Deputies Todd Schmitt and Chris Wuebker began using CPR and administered Narcan, also known as naloxone, a medication that reverses the effects of opioids.
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The Iowa Narcotics Officers’ Association provided training to recognize drug overdoses and administer Narcan. Northeast Iowa Behavioral Health and agency’s executive director Marcia Oltrogge obtained a grant that purchase Narcan for all Winneshiek deputies to carry in their patrol vehicles.
The overdose incident remains under investigation, and charges are pending, according to the sheriff’s office.