Lafourche Parish Deputies Help Save 2 Overdose Victims with Naloxone Injectors

WGNO - For the second time in a little over a month, Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies have helped save a life by administering naloxone to an overdose victim.

Deputies responding to reports of a medical emergency at a home in Bayou Blue on the afternoon of March 19 found a barely conscious man lying in a bathtub.

The man, who has a history of heroin abuse, was gasping for air, his breathing was very shallow, and his lips had turned purple, according to the LPSO.

Officers immediately administered a dose of naloxone, which all Lafourche Parish deputies carry in order to help combat opioid overdoses thanks to a donation from the Louisiana Department of Health’s Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and vouchers for injectors from the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office.