Lake Zurich officers use naloxone to revive drug overdose victim

Updated 4/6/2015 9:56 AM

Lake Zurich has become the latest police agency to use naloxone to reverse the effects of a drug overdose, authorities said.

On Sunday, authorities said Lake Zurich Police officers Randy Witt, Brad Hoops and Adam Young responded to a call on the 100 block of Rosehall Drive for a 24-year-old male who was unconscious, not breathing, and apparently suffering from an overdose.


The officers used two doses of naloxone and performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation to revive the victim, authorities said.

The victim was taken to Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital near Lake Barrington by Lake Zurich rescue crews.

"I am very proud that officers Witt, Hoops and Young were ready, willing and able to save this young man's life," Lake Zurich Police Chief Steve Husak said.

Lake Zurich Police recently received training by the Lake County Health Department in the use of naloxone in conjunction with the Lake County Opioid Initiative. The Initiative's mission is to develop, implement, and sustain a multi-strategy countywide effort to prevent opioid use, abuse, misuse, addiction, overdose and death, authorities said.

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