Cops Save Overdose Victim in Hauppauge

Police say CPR and use of Narcan anti-overdose drug saved woman who had overdosed on heroin.

Suffolk County Police said the quick use of the Narcan anti-overdose drug as well as CPR saved the life of a woman who overdosed on heroin in Hauppauge Friday.

According to police, Fourth Precinct Medical Crisis Action Team officers/paramedics Dennis Hendrickson and Kathy Cotter responded to a home on Wedgewood Drive at 2:30 p.m., where they found a man giving CPR to the unconscious victim. A 911 operator was giving the man CPR instructions over the phone.

Hendrickson and Cotter then cleared the 28-year-old woman's airway and administered a shot of Narcan, which brought her back to consciousness.

Paramedics took the woman to Saint Catherine of Siena Medical Center for further medical treatment.

Police said the MedCAT division was formed in 2008 and consists of officers trained to respond to these types of medical emergencies.

june eysel February 23, 2013 at 01:43 AM
so if u use or are holding heroin ur a criminal and if you overdose you are a victim- great message huh?
Joan Ludlam February 23, 2013 at 03:54 AM
Very sad! Scary world we live in.
Blork February 23, 2013 at 04:06 AM
And how is this a good use of my tax dollars? So next week she can shoot up and get in her car and wipe out someone's family?
J.J. February 23, 2013 at 01:01 PM
Moe February 24, 2013 at 01:59 PM
Unfortunately they have to save the dirtbags too, can't pick and choose.
Laura Williams March 20, 2013 at 12:17 AM
Maybe none of you have ever had a friend or family member who was an addict so maybe you should do your research before labeling them "dirtbags". If someone has cancer would u call them a dirtbag? Didn't think so. They are both diseases and until you have experienced it or loves someone who is an addict I suggest u keep your nasty comments to your self.


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