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Bethel Police Officer Revives Apparent Overdose Victim

Bethel Police Officer Michael McKinney, right, who joined the Department in 2015 with Jared Robinson, revived a man who apparently overdosed on opiates on Wednesday night.
Bethel Police Officer Michael McKinney, right, who joined the Department in 2015 with Jared Robinson, revived a man who apparently overdosed on opiates on Wednesday night. Photo Credit: File

BETHEL, Conn. -- Bethel Police Officer Michael McKinney revived a male who appeared to be suffering from an opiate overdose Wednesday night, police said.

McKinney responded to a report of a possible overdose and upon arrival, located an unconscious male who appeared to be suffering from an opiate overdose.

Recognizing the symptoms, the officer immediately administered Narcan intranasally. All Bethel Police vehicles are equipped with Narcan and all officers are trained in its use.

McKinney is the first Bethel officer to use Narcan since its agency-wide deployment. McKinney joined the department in 2015.

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