Police use Narcan for 2nd time in week

Tribune staff reports

Seymour police have used Narcan twice within the past week to revive people believed to be suffering from opiate overdoses.

The most recent incident occurred Wednesday at a hotel on the city’s east side.

City officers responding to the report, received at 11:35 p.m., reported finding a man to be completely unresponsive and barely breathing.

Utilizing his opiate overdose kit, Officer Seth Sage administered a dose of Narcan, also known as Naloxone, and the man started breathing regularly and became responsive.

Medical personnel with Seymour Fire Department and Jackson County Emergency Medical Services arrived on scene and treated and took the man to Schneck Medical Center in Seymour for further treatment.

Others involved in the investigation, which remains under investigation, include Cpl. Adam Surface and officers, Derrick Shelley and Jacob Florine

On Feb. 13, Seymour officers used Narcan to revive a woman found slumped over the steering wheel of her vehicle in a parking lot in the 1500 block of East Tipton Street.

Seymour officers have administered Narcan at least two other times.

On Halloween night this past year, a Seymour police officer responded to a call about an unresponsive 21-year-old. Administering Narcan brought the man to responsiveness.

In early July, a 20-year-old man was found not breathing in a vehicle outside his apartment in Seymour. Police arrived and administered a dose of Narcan with no success.