- Associated Press - Sunday, July 19, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A Madison police officer who just completed training on opiate overdoses is being credited with saving the life of a heroin overdose victim.

The Madison Police Department says Officer Daniel Perez had just completed a training session on how to use naloxone, a drug that reverses opiate overdose symptoms, when he responded to a report of an unconscious man in a car at a parking lot.

A police spokesman says Perez recognized the signs of a likely opiate overdose and administered naloxone using the auto-injector he’d just received.

The Wisconsin State Journal (https://bit.ly/1Gu1m7H ) reports police say Perez’s action countered the overdose. The Sun Prairie man was taken to a hospital, then cited for possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia.

Over 450 Madison Police Department personnel are currently receiving naloxone training.

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Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, https://www.madison.com/wsj

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