Life-saving Action Taken by West Chicago Police
Jan 21, 2016 8:47 AM -
West Chicago, Illinois: January 20, 2016 - On Thursday, January 14, 2016, at approximately 9:40 p.m., West Chicago police were dispatched to a home in the 300 block of east Blair Street for an unconscious subject who may have overdosed. Once on scene, officers discovered the 21-year old male victim was not conscious and not breathing. Based on information gathered from a family member, officers suspected the man may have overdosed on heroin. Officers administered Naloxone Hydrochloride, or Narcan, to the man while they continued performing CPR. West Chicago Fire Protection District paramedics arrived and took over treatment of the victim, who regained consciousness and sat up within minutes. He was taken to the hospital for evaluation and additional treatment. He is expected to fully recover.