Sit, Stay said:
Everyone should be able to access life saving medication and I can't think of ANY circumstance where a LEO would be denied Narcan when it was available simply because they "weren't an addict". We all count, or nobody counts.
We are not denied Narcan, it is currently only issued to medics. A neighboring city has begun issuing Narcan to Police officers to treat addicts that overdose. As we are usually the first one scene and advise the medics when it is safe for them to respond. Police Officers should be carrying Narcan to treat the overwhelming number of citizen overdoses we encounter. There is more to it then just issuing Narcan. There needs to be training, policies written and a whole list of red tape that would need to be worked out, first.
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