Opioid crisis: With Narcan, Lafayette deputies rescue addicts from the brink of death

The Advertiser - It was about 2 a.m. on New Year's Day 2017 when Deputy Stephen Porche got the call for help.

Porche, 41, a new deputy at the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Department, was on patrol when his radio crackled to life, sending word about a possible opioid overdose at a nearby apartment complex. Porche rushed to the scene and found an unconscious man lying on the ground. He wasn't breathing and his skin was cold. He looked dead.