Berkley police officers commended for lifesaving response to overdose

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BERKLEY — Two Berkley Police Department officers were recognized for their lifesaving efforts in responding to a drug-related medical emergency.

Deputy Chief Paul Newhook and Officer Ed Dwyer were commended for their quick and efficient actions after receiving a call about a potential overdose.

Upon arrival, they found an individual unresponsive and in critical condition.

Deputy Chief Newhook administered Narcan, a medication designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose, which resulted in the individual regaining consciousness.

Officer Dwyer coordinated with medical personnel to ensure that the person was transported safely to the hospital for further treatment.

The officers worked effectively with the Berkley Fire Department, ensuring the individual received the urgent care required.

The collaborative efforts of the police and fire departments were crucial in the successful outcome of this emergency.

Chief of Police Christopher Baker expressed his pride in the officers’ exemplary conduct.

The incident underscores the importance of the police force’s role in not only law enforcement but also in providing critical emergency response and assistance in life-threatening situations.

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